Another Lipscomb city councilman has been charged with impersonating a police officer. What’s more, this one, David Horn, is also the city’s volunteer fire chief. Impersonating a cop, save for the purposes of satire, is completely against the fireman code. I guess that doesn’t apply to volunteers.
Anyway, the story goes that a Lipscomb resident made the mistake of going to City Hall to discuss fire protection. (Or, knowing Lipscomb, fire “protection”. “Hey, nice house here. Be a shame if something was to happen to it.”) Long story short, Horn flashed an honorary badge he’d gotten from the sheriff and threatened arrest.
After he was set free on bail, Horn was then arrested again, this time by Mountain Brook police (on break from their usual duties of strictly enforcing the city’s rule against Driving While Black) for third degree domestic violence for an altercation with his estranged wife.
The story summarizes:
The impersonation charge against Horn is the latest development in an ongoing probe by the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Department.
The investigation has resulted in four felony charges against Councilman Gaston Randle. The investigation has also revealed that Mayor Simon Speights is a convicted felon and may be ineligible to hold office.
Authorities are also investigating Speights driving a stolen car.
Remember, this is in a small town of about 2500 people. The city government alone is responsible for a higher crime rate than most large cities.