March 23, 2019
Alleged cop impersonator charged after pulling over Miami-Dade commissioner

A Texas man was put behind bars in South Florida after he allegedly pulled over a Miami-Dade commissioner while posing as a police officer.

Twenty-seven-year-old Franklin Dixon-Lozano appeared in a Miami-Dade County courtroom on Thursday. He was charged with impersonating a law enforcement officer.

Miami-Dade Circuit Judge Renatha S. Francis set a $15,000 bond and ordered the suspect to surrender his passport.

Police said Dixon-Lozano, who had red flashing lights installed in his car’s grille, tried to pull over Miami-Dade Commissioner Joe Martinez on the Dolphin Expressway in West Miami-Dade, Wednesday.

Martinez was suspicious of the unmarked vehicle and flagged down an officer.