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Police arrest Raleigh woman pretending to be a cop - in front of other cops

Posted May 12, 2015

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— A 60-year-old Raleigh woman was arrested and charged Tuesday with pretending to be a law enforcement officer, then punching an officer while being arrested.

Jo-Ann McMiller, of the 2000 block of Filbert Street, is charged with assault on a government official, impersonating law enforcement and resisting a public officer. McMiller remained in the Wake County jail Tuesday under a $3,500 bond.

McMiller is accused of pretending to be “special police” in front of Raleigh police officer A. Turner and Sgt. D. McDonald on Feb. 6.

“When asked for identifying credentials, McMiller stated that she left her credentials at home,” according to an arrest warrant.

McMiller then refused to be handcuffed and struck McDonald in the face during the scuffle, the warrant said.

McMiller is also charged with reckless driving/wanton disregard and was issued a criminal citation for assault with a deadly weapon.

Authorities have not said why McMiller was charged more than three months after the incident.

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  • Aanritsen Deur May 25, 2015
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    Not the sharpest tool in the shed. Plus, she looks nothing like a cop. Duh!!!

  • Petra Harris May 13, 2015
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    Jeff Abbott - She followed me to my driveway and assaulted me. It was reported to the police at the time, but by the time they went looking for her she had already been committed to Dorothea Dix. That's pretty much all the details I'm willing to give in this forum, since I still live in the same place.

  • Michael Hunt May 13, 2015
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    That's not a cop. Everyone knows it's Don King.

  • Jeff Abbott May 13, 2015
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    Petra, I don't think Fred was referring to you in his comment, but I personally would like to hear more about this alleged assault.

  • Petra Harris May 13, 2015
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    Fred Garner...this forum is for comments. I stated a fact since it happened to me. My case is none of your business.

  • Jeff Abbott May 13, 2015
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    They should hire her to replace the cop who sued Starbucks when his complimentary coffee spilled and burned his intestines.

  • Mark Aman May 13, 2015
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    That's ok. I know of at least one who is a cop who also pretends to be a cop as well......

  • Abrams Tanker May 13, 2015
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    Someone lost their sense of humor.

  • Dawn Hood May 13, 2015
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    Really? Not sure that facts and cases are needed in this thread. lol The information is pretty self explanatory.

  • Chase Truman May 13, 2015
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    Are they sure she wasn't just joking around with them? Even if she was, obviously it's not the smartest thing to do... but I don't think she's the sharpest knife in the drawer soooo...

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