3/19/2015 NOPD shirt guy released from jail ALEXANDER COLLINS has been released from the Orleans Parish Jail on 3/19/2015. The reason for the release is: Release by court order
The man who runs around the French Quarter, city buses, and Street Cars wearing a NOPD shirt has been arrested yet again for impersonation of a police officer. He usually acts in a manner that would lead you to believe he is affiliated with the police.
I’ve seen this guy around a whole lot and sometimes even interacting with police officers. He can almost always be found on Bourbon Street on any weekend night. Having worked in the French Quarter myself and hanging out in local spots in the area I saw him at least three times a week, always in NOPD shirt. On numerous occasions I’ve had conversations with him and he told me he was going through some type of program such as an internship.
He usually wears tactical looking pants and keeps handcuffs in his pants with no handcuff case and carries no visible handgun or badge.
He was arrested once on 10/16/2015 for “FALSE PERSONATION OF A PEACE OFFICER” and “CRIMINAL MISCHIEF FALSE REPORT” It appears by court records that those charges were accepted on 2/4/2015.
He was arrested yet again on 2/15/2015 giving himself a birthday present of spending the night in jail. The charge this time is again “FALSE PERSONATION OF A PEACE OFFICER” his bond is set for $10,000.
Based on court records he was to have a bond reduction hearing on 2/19/2016 but no one appeared on his behalf. I will follow up to see what the updates are I feel he will be in jail for at least a week if not more.
Date of Birth : 02/16/1994
Latest book date : 02/15/2015 at 21:55:52
Previous news story http://www.nola.com/crime/index.ssf/2014/10/accused_police_impersonator_ca.html