Two Florida women are behind bars, accused of impersonating Sarasota police officers.
Police arrested Jymieka McDowell, 28, and 39-year-old Ryshawnna Poole, who are accused of impersonating a police officer more than once.
Police responded to a 911 call about a suspicious traffic stop at 1 a.m. Sunday. The caller told dispatch they believed a Sarasota Police Department officer was in distress.
While searching the area for the distressed officer, police stumbled upon the two women pulling over a vehicle while impersonating police officers.
During the investigation, police learned the women live-streamed their fake traffic stops where they used profanity and ordered occupants out of their vehicles.
The women can be heard telling the victims, “driver, exit the vehicle,” “put your ******* hands up driver,” “I need everyone to exit the ******* car,” “do not make a move,” “Black lives don’t ******* matter,” and “anybody move and I will shoot.”
Sarasota Police Chief Bernadette DiPino advised motorists to call 911 dispatch if they suspect they are being pulled over by someone impersonating a police officer.