2011-04-28 / Local & State

Charged With Impersonating An Officer

READING, Pa. (AP) – A Pennsylvania township commissioner is charged with impersonating a police officer after he showed a badge to a wholesale club employee while trying to get a restaurant owner’s membership restored.

Muhlenberg Township Commissioner James Murray acknowledges showing the badge, which he says was given to him because of he is the commissioner designated as the liaison to the township police department.

The Reading Eagle reports Murray presented the badge to a BJ’s Wholesale Club clerk and demanded the restaurant owner’s membership be restored. A manager called police and Murray was charged with impersonating an officer and official oppression.

Investigators say the restaurant owner was banned from the club after employees complained about him.

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