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DA Upgrades Charges on Alleged Fake Cop, Adds Kidnapping

David Bradley pled not guilty in court on Wednesday.

Prosecutors unveiled additional, upgraded charges and accusations against David Bradley, the Port Jefferson Station man and putting a 19-year-old man in handcuffs.

At his arraignment in Riverhead criminal court on Wednesday, the Suffolk County District Attorney’s Office said that Bradley had caught three other alleged victims in his spree of impersonations and fake arrests.

Two felony charges were brought against Bradley including one count of second-degree kidnapping and one count of first-degree criminal impersonation of a law enforcement officer. In addition, the prosecutors brought four charges of second-degree criminal impersonation of an officer and two charges of second-degree unlawful imprisonment against the Port Jefferson Station man.

Last week, Suffolk County Police said Bradley – the CEO of Clarion Associates, an insurance company for musicians and their instruments – was involved in a road rage incident on June 10 at the intersection of Woodhull Avenue and Route 347 in Port Jefferson Station. Following the incident, police said that he activated emergency lights on his automobile, pulled the other car over, identified himself as an Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agent, and handcuffed the teen driving the vehicle.

The district attorney's office said that Bradley was wearing a bulletproof vest, a badge and what appeared to be a gun in a holster at the time.

Police said he then placed the individual in his own vehicle, drove him to his home in Port Jefferson Station, brought him inside and detained him. He removed the handcuffs after about five minutes and returned the teen to his vehicle.

The reported victim brought the incident to the attention of police the next day, and Bradley later went into the Sixth Precinct to report the road rage incident to police. He was arrested at the station.

Bradley is also being charged in connection with an incident in Port Jefferson Station on May 4 when he approached police at a crime scene and offered assistance, identifying himself as a federal agent.

Bradley was originally arrested on misdemeanor charges of unlawful imprisonment in the second degree, and two charges of criminal impersonation in the second degree. Prosecutors initially said charges might be upgraded after they conducted a follow-up criminal investigation.

Bail was set for Bradley at $175,000 cash or $350,000 bond. He is due back in court on July 17.

Port Jefferson Patch will update the story as more information becomes available.

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angie June 23, 2012 at 08:34 PM
Wtf??? More Fake police, now noones gona stop for the real ones
Kimberly July 08, 2012 at 04:08 PM
I dated david bradley many years ago. I feel so bad for this young teen.. I had to escape out of ny because of davud bradley. Great job to the police department!!

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