Fake Cop Makes Traffic Stop, Gets Arrested by Real Cop (Complete Footage)
Jefrey Scott Schultz has competition.
On September 9, 2019 Brenden Wysynski was out on patrol. He had an eBay-special Bernalillo County Sheriff’s Office badge, handcuffs in his car, and of course — a handgun, fortunately in a lockbox under his driver’s seat.
But the 18-year-old parking garage security guard wasn’t at a job site. Wysynski was patrolling the highway. And when he “caught” a car allegedly driving 120 miles per hour using his invisible radar, Wysynski entered cool-mode, morphing his unmarked personal vehicle into a Police Impersonator Special. And then Brenden got to work, doing, well... who knows what.
Shortly after contacting the speeding driver, Brenden, wearing jeans and lacking altogether anything resembling a uniform, waved at a real Albuquerque police officer who was driving by. The fake cop's wave caught the real cop's attention, and he doubled back to see what was going on.
Rolling up on Wysynski, a variety of things struck the officer as highly unusual. When he ran Not-An-Officer Wysynski's 'unmarked unit' and found that it came back to Wysynski (and not to the government), the officer made contact.
Watch as the lies build and build and build... and then all come toppling down. Unbelievably, the rebuild starts almost immediately. Because the biggest Round II lie doesn't get busted on video, I took the liberty of investigating it and busting it for you. You'll know it when you see it.
Finally, in previously-unpublished footage, 22:25 onward, we have the mostly-just-audio of Wyzynski getting transported to jail. We learn more about his personality and gain context, though what to believe is up in the air. Wyzynski claims that he doesn't know his wife's phone number, nor would his family. He has been shot at, his pregnant wife is almost due, and he doesn't like his security guard job because of the management.
Brenden is looking for work. If any of you need a police impersonator...
Don’t be like Brenden. As we learned from Dashawn Lamar Brown, “sheriffs are not police” is not a defense to impersonating a police officer.
The particularly attentive and curious among you are here to learn more about the legality of floating black box redaction. My kind of people!
Some time ago I tried to convince the City of Las Cruces that 'floating black box' redaction was not compliant with New Mexico’s Inspection of Public Records Act. Much to my surprise, it worked.
This is what I wrote at the time:
“It appears to be Las Cruces Police Department practice to redact video using a floating black rectangle whose sides are always parallel to the edges of the video frame. That practice effectively renders the redacted video unusable in news reporting. More importantly, however, it is inconsistent with the IPRA in that it necessarily redacts non-exempt information. In 2016 the Attorney General of New Mexico wrote the following in response to an IPRA complaint by Justin Horwath regarding a request he submitted to the Department of Corrections:
"When requested public records contain both exempt and nonexempt information, the custodian shall separate the exempt information before allowing the inspection. NMSA 1978, § 14-2-9(A). However, if redaction is necessary, the public body must redact in a way to ensure that the nonexempt information contained in the document is legible and not obscured. Public records must be accessible to the public and every copy produced must reflect the integrity of the record with the utmost clarity. The Department should immediately reproduce the information to the complainant in a legible clear format at no additional cost."
The contemporary industry standard for redaction of video is object-based blurring. I redact incident video and audio every day and there is no substantive difference in the amount of time it takes to perform object-based blurring vs. 'redaction via floating black rectangle.’ (It is possible, however, to do either inefficiently. Current technology - advanced object tracking in particular - makes redaction far easier than it once was.)
I encourage LCPD to shift to object-based blurring and to stop using floating black rectangles.
I was prepared to litigate the issue if it was needed. Fortunately, 'pretty please' worked.
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