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Albion man arrested for pretending to be police officer

Walter R. Batt

An Albion man is in hot water for pretending to be a law enforcement officer.

Walter R. Batt, 59, was arrested Saturday by New York State Troopers and charged with official misconduct, a misdemeanor.

Police said an investigation was launched April 6 based on a complaint that Batt was unlawfully performing vehicle and traffic stops. Batt, who had emergency lights on his vehicle, identified himself as an Albion volunteer firefighter, police added.

The case remained an ongoing investigation Monday . Batt was issued a ticket to appear the Town of Albion Court in May.

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