A man seen chanting "white power" at Black Lives Matter protestors last month was arrested by Los Angeles Sheriff's deputies for impersonating an LAPD officer.
The L.A. County Sheriff's Office issued a statement saying Daniel Sohn, 36, was wearing a long-sleeved shirt with an "LAPD" logo and adorned with several police patches as they found him sleeping outside a West Hollywood business that doesn't allow 24-hour parking. As deputies checked on the man early Friday morning, they noticed he was wearing publicly available, non-department-issued LAPD clothing and later identifed him as the man who appeared in a racist January viral video chanting "white power" at BLM protestors. Arrest records described Sohn as an Asian man in his mid-30s.
L.A. County Sheriff's Deputy Joanna Warren told KTLA-TV Sohn admitted he consistently pretends to be a police officer in order to gain respect and attention. Los Angeles officials are asking for more victims or those with additional information to step forward after arresting him for impersonating a police officer.