A man in Orange County jail is charged with impersonating an officer. It’s the same charge Jeremy Dewitte faced in September when he was arrested in Windermere during a funeral procession.Dewitte said police abused their powers by arresting him. “At no point should I ever have been pulled over, at no point should I ever have been put in handcuffs, at no point should I ever have been stripped of my gear in public while the funeral that I worked for was passing by,” Dewitte said.Dewitte is part of Metro State Services, an organization that escorts funeral processions. The organization members have badges, uniforms, and drive motorcycles with flashing lights.In a police report about the September incident, an officer said Dewitte was driving erratically and his motorcycle came up as stolen at first.While being put in handcuffs, Dewitte reportedly radioed for other Metro State workers to start recording the interaction.The report also said he unlawfully used a communications device and had a prop-like gun.Dewitte showed WESH 2 News the gun which he says is a mace/pepper spray gun for protection.Dewitte believes Windermere police are in the wrong and wants an officer to be suspended.He said these charges will hurt Metro State Services’ image.“So now my business is going to suffer,” Dewitte said.Law enforcement have not released details as to why Dewitte is back in jail for impersonating an officer.

A man in Orange County jail is charged with impersonating an officer. It’s the same charge Jeremy Dewitte faced in September when he was arrested in Windermere during a funeral procession.

Dewitte said police abused their powers by arresting him.

“At no point should I ever have been pulled over, at no point should I ever have been put in handcuffs, at no point should I ever have been stripped of my gear in public while the funeral that I worked for was passing by,” Dewitte said.

Dewitte is part of Metro State Services, an organization that escorts funeral processions.

The organization members have badges, uniforms, and drive motorcycles with flashing lights.

In a police report about the September incident, an officer said Dewitte was driving erratically and his motorcycle came up as stolen at first.

While being put in handcuffs, Dewitte reportedly radioed for other Metro State workers to start recording the interaction.

The report also said he unlawfully used a communications device and had a prop-like gun.

Dewitte showed WESH 2 News the gun which he says is a mace/pepper spray gun for protection.

Dewitte believes Windermere police are in the wrong and wants an officer to be suspended.

He said these charges will hurt Metro State Services’ image.

“So now my business is going to suffer,” Dewitte said.

Law enforcement have not released details as to why Dewitte is back in jail for impersonating an officer.



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