Man wanted for impersonating police officer


MEMPHIS, Tenn. ( – Memphis police need your help finding a man caught on camera impersonating a police officer.

According to MPD, on August 9, a man wearing a “black bullet-resistant vest”, walked into 3830 Hickory Hill just before 5:00 p.m.  The vest had Police in bold white letters on the front and back.

A security guard told officers that before entering the business, the man flashed his lights on the inside of his vehicle, making a customer move from the no parking zone, so he could park.

The suspect immediately left the store and drove off in a silver Chevrolet Tahoe when he was asked for his credentials.

Investigators have identified the man as 36-year-old James Earl Strickland and have confirmed that he his not a member of law enforcement.

There is now an active felony warrant for Strickland for Criminal Impersonation in addition to previous warrants for Aggravated Assault and Theft of Property.

Strickland is 6’, medium build.  He was last seen wearing the Police vest, burgundy shirt, driving a 2014 model silver Tahoe.

Anyone with information about this incident should call Crime Stoppers at 528-CASH.

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