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Man accused of impersonating police officer charged in second case

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Posted at 1:02 PM, Apr 16, 2018
and last updated 2018-04-16 14:03:37-04

A River Rouge man was charged Monday in connection with a second case of impersonating a police officer. 

The new charges stem from a 2016 incident. Prosecutors said Blake Purvis was impersonating a police officer when he pulled over two men who were working with a Detroit Police Department community patrol group. When the men indicated that they would radio for a marked police car, Purvis fled the scene, said prosecutors.  

Purvis also was charged earlier this month after a woman said a man driving a vehicle with police-type decals tried to stop her in March on a Detroit freeway.

A May 14 pretrial date was set for both cases.

Purvis' attorney Jack Kramer says "there are many allegations that have been made, many of which are not true."

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