May 18, 2024

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Byron Boisseau was arrested in July for allegedly flashing amber lights at different drivers and displaying gadgets that made him look like a police officer.

A Revere man who was charged with impersonating a police officer was arraigned Monday for allegedly shoving a reporter whereas leaving his first court docket date. 

Byron Boisseau, 44, was charged with assault and battery on an individual over 60, Suffolk District Lawyer Kevin Hayden introduced. 

He was initially arrested on July 23 and charged with impersonating a police officer, possession of burglarious instruments, carrying a harmful weapon, and disorderly conduct. 

After his arraignment a couple of days later, a TV reporter tried to get a press release from Boisseau as he left a courthouse. Boisseau then grabbed the reporter and shoved him a number of occasions, in keeping with Hayden’s workplace. The reporter confirmed video footage to police that captured the incident. The reporter didn’t endure any main accidents. 

“Impersonating a police officer or any armed official shouldn’t be solely harmful but additionally a criminal offense. This particular person selected to commit one other crime proper after answering on a special one,” Hayden stated in a press release. “All of us have a job to do. Use of power or violence towards somebody performing their skilled duties won’t ever be tolerated, as this particular person has discovered.”

The gadgets police say they recovered throughout Boisseau’s visitors cease. – Massachusetts State Police

On the night of July 23, police obtained a report from a driver on Ocean Avenue a few white Ford Crown Victoria with amber lights. The Ford was touring shut behind the opposite driver, who pulled to the aspect and allowed the Ford to cross. The caller had taken a video of the Ford with its lights flashing, officers stated. 

A State Police trooper discovered the Ford turning off Revere Seaside Boulevard with these lights nonetheless flashing. Though the car didn’t have any figuring out markings, two “skinny blue line” stickers had been seen on the again windshield and a black hat with “safety” written on it was atop the again seat, officers stated.

Boisseau was discovered behind the wheel sporting a black shirt that additionally had “safety” written on it. A silver badge in a holder was hanging from the rearview mirror. Boisseau instructed police that he works as a safety contractor. He additionally stated that he had a mace gun and a BB gun on him, prosecutors stated. 

The trooper who pulled Boisseau over reported seeing him contact the deal with of a black firearm protruding from his pants as he stepped out of the Ford. The trooper additionally noticed that Boisseau was sporting a police-style belt that had a number of items of kit hooked up to it, together with an expandable baton and a handgun that resembled a Glock. The trooper eliminated it and confirmed that it was a BB gun loaded with metallic pellets, officers stated.

Police searched the Ford additional. They reported discovering gadgets together with a black bulletproof vest, a big black flashlight, a Rothco police provide catalog, an aluminum quotation holder, a black ski masks, two pairs of bolt cutters, handcuffs, an alcohol breathalyzer, and a car push bar bumper, in keeping with Hayden’s workplace.