'Fake police officer' appears in Buffalo court for impersonation incident

Posted at 12:37 PM, Nov 28, 2016

Corey Shepard appeared in Buffalo City Court for another attempt at impersonating a Buffalo Police officer.

Shepard is accused of pretending to be an officer at a Cheektowaga traffic stop, and again as he was working as a security guard at the Walgreens on Delaware Avenue and North.

According to court records, Shepard identified himself as a Buffalo Police Officer to an animal control officer. He asked the control officer to remove a dog from a drug suspect's car, who he had detained himself.

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Shepard and his attorney, Leonard Krawczyk, appeared in court Monday morning. Prosecutors announced they are ready for trial and set a later appearance date for this month. 

Krawczyk says that's when they will discuss any possible plea deals. In response to Shepard's impersonation incidents, Krawczyk says, "They're just allegations." 

Shepard did not respond to any questions regarding the allegations. He's facing a criminal impersonation charge, a class A misdemeanor. If charged he could face up to one year in jail or three years probation.