VIDEO: Fired Cop Arrested For Impersonating A Cop Sues Real Cop Who Arrested Him

Jefrey Scott Schultz is suing the Doraville police officer who arrested him for impersonating a police officer in 2017.

Doraville, GA – A man who claimed to be a police officer to get out of a ticket for passing a school bus is suing the cop who arrested him for impersonating an officer (video below).

The incident occurred on March 8, 2017 when Doraville Police Officer J.E. Lowe stopped then 49-year-old Jefrey Scott Schultz after he observed him speeding past a stopped school bus, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported.

Bodycam video of the incident showed that when the officer told the driver why he had been stopped, Schulz told the officer that he hadn’t seen the school bus that he passed.

Officer Lowe told the driver that the car next to him had stopped for the bus, and Schultz mentioned he was a police officer and asked to be let out of the ticket as “courtesy.”

But when the officer asked him what police department he worked for, Schultz became evasive and refused to tell Officer Lowe where he worked.

“You wanna tell me who you’re with or not? That’s fine. I’ll just write the ticket,” Officer Lowe told him.

Then he went back to his police vehicle and returned with a traffic citation for Schultz.

“You on the job somewhere?” Officer Lowe asked Schultz again.

“I can’t tell you sir,” Schulz replied.

Officer Lowe told Schulz that no law enforcement officer had ever refused to tell him where he worked in 29 years of policing.

The video showed that Schultz responded that in 27 years of doing police work, he’d never been treated that way or refused police courtesy before.

Schultz, who was wearing a blue baseball cap with a Thin Blue Line flag on it, claimed he wouldn’t say who he worked for while he was being recorded.

He told the officer and the officer’s supervisor, who had arrived on the scene about halfway through the stop, that he didn’t have his law enforcement credentials with him, the video showed.

Later in the day, Doraville police learned that Schultz had been fired from the Hapeville Police Department 10 years earlier and hadn’t worked in law enforcement since, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported.

He had also worked for several other police departments for short periods of time prior to his termination from Hapeville PD.

Schulz had retained his peace officer certification but wasn’t working as a police officer when he was stopped by Officer Lowe.

Instead, he was running his own private security company at the time he claimed to be a police officer, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported.

Doraville police got a warrant for Schultz’s arrest for impersonating a police officer and went to his home to take him into custody the very next day.

“Please do not do this,” Schulz begged as the officer applied handcuffs.

“The warrant’s already been signed by the judge,” Officer Lowe told him.

The officer explained that his supervisors had discovered his lack of police employment and told him that he was being arrested for misrepresenting himself, the video showed.

“Why do you have to treat me like this?” Schulz whined. “I’m a Georgia certified peace officer. I’ve saved lives.”

“I’ve got your POST history right here, bro,” Officer Lowe cut him off and put him in the police car, the video showed.

Schulz pleaded guilty to the traffic infraction and the prosecutor dropped the charges for impersonating a police officer, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported.

Two years after the arrest, the YouTube channel Real World Police created two videos of the bodycam footage from Schulz’s traffic stop and arrest on posted them online.

The channel has almost 200,000 subscribers and the two videos – titled “Cringeworthy Police Impersonator Jefrey Scott Schultz” and “Arrest of Police Impersonator Jefrey Scott Schultz” have already been viewed almost two million times combined since March.

In the arrest video, Real World Police included a list of the eight police departments that Schulz had worked for between September of 1989 and December of 2007, three of which employed him for five or fewer months.

They also included the complaint that led to Schulz’s termination from the Hapeville PD after he was caught doing personal business while on the clock and accusations of abusing his police authority to exert pressure on people affiliated with his business.

There doesn’t appear to be any link between Officer Lowe and the Real World Police, according to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

Schulz filed a lawsuit against Officer Lowe for unlawful arrest and said that the publicity surrounding his arrest – specifically the bodycam video – had hurt his reputation and his security business.

“The truth needs to be out there as to what took place and it’s wrong to abuse your authority in your job to intentionally try to hurt someone,” Schultz told WSB.

Doraville police told WSB the department is standing behind Officer Lowe.

“We believe our officer acted appropriately as evidenced by the finding of probable cause by both a DeKalb County Magistrate judge and a Grand Jury for the arrest and indictment, respectively,” the Doraville PD said in a statement.

The police department has refused to make further comment due to the pending litigation, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported.

You can see videos from the incident below:

Comments (25)
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JBo
JBo

The wanna be officer did several stupid things that day...pass stopped school bus, impersonate an officer, lie to the ticketing officer and be stupid in public. He deserves what he got. Now he's suing? I hope there is a counter suit somewhere in the future.

DNW
DNW

Poor guy keeps digging a bigger hole for himself. Just cut your losses and move on!

NTPD935Ret
NTPD935Ret

This is the problem with Georgia. An officer get fired from a department, gets to keep their POST certification and move to another department. Over and over again. Still living in the”good-old-boy” days of the old south. Disgusting. All those agencies and still certified!

Excalibr4
Excalibr4

Glad his ass was fired and hope he spends a wad on a suit he can't win.

Amysnyder2019
Amysnyder2019

If he was fired 10 years ago and hasnt been employed by another agency in 10 years...

  1. He is not an Officer.... Therefore impersonation of a public official... Charge should NOT HAVE BEEN DROPPED.
  2. He passes a school bus but claims he didn't see it.... Well honest question? Was he distracted by phone, radio, ect?
  3. Why not just say what department you are with at first contact?
RunCop
RunCop

Pussy wannabe

LEO0301
LEO0301

The state should never have dropped the impersonating charge. Now it gives him ammo to say that the charge was bogus when in fact it was a legitimate.

NomonK
NomonK

The DA should have prosecuted him for the charge rather than dropping it. Why do Prosecutors feel they know and see more than a Grand Jury and a Judge that signed the warrant.

Real World Police
Real World Police

I can confirm that there is no connection between Officer Lowe and the YouTube channel Real World Police. (Coincidence of the month: I discovered Schultz's lawsuit independently just a couple of hours ago while conducting followup research on the story.)

BlueLM101
BlueLM101

Cop or no Cop, in my town, you get a ticket for passing a school bus. I don't care who you are. My Sarge or Chief or whoever can decide if they want to recall the ticket later on. My mind is thoroughly made up and I already know the guys in the department already have my back.

ProGODProUSA
ProGODProUSA

Doncha know he's working for mumble, mumble police department? Ya know, the super ultra secret one. The one that's owned by sovereign citizens.

goodgentnsc
goodgentnsc

It's not a good ole boy system some body over looked something or what he's doing as with most states north included what he's done as he's kept qualifying every year to have a PI license through the state law enforcement department, i don't know how everyone else does it but as a retired LEO i have to qualify every year to carry under i think they call it HR218 i might be wrong on the numbers it allows us to carry in all 50 states but to as this turd the only thing i can think is a PI license lol

HAWAIIBLUE
HAWAIIBLUE

This guy is a total tool. Any real officer knows, that an actual officer wouldn’t act in such a way. We can smell “foolios” a mile away. All his dancing around the officers questions about what department he’s with, and trying to act as a real officer. The sad thing is, apparently he was an officer. But he was one of those guys that just was too much for the uniform and just felt cool because he had a gun on his hip and a badge to show off. Every department has that one guy..... maybe more.... the ones who only know black and white and no gray, the one who’d cite his own mom or fellow officers, the one who just has to be on the radio all the time, and the one who has every gadget, light, and clipboard they read as “top police equipment for the month”.....The real officers know what I’m talking about and if you reading this don’t know, then you’re probably not an officer (nothing wrong with that) or that just might be you!!!! That one.....guy..... that’s just too much. LOL!!!! All in fun people. Don’t hate. But that guy is really a tool, that’s real talk.

trainbuff
trainbuff

The really sad thing is asking to be let out of a ticket for "professional courtesy".

No wonder people the impression there's one rule for the cops and one rule for everyone else.

Skeeter35
Skeeter35

Never mind professional courtesy....either way cop or not a ticket should’ve been issued. It’s a school bus for God’s sake.

Bulldog
Bulldog

This POS needs to be in jail!!!! With his attitude he's going to end up hurting somebody and hopefully it's not a real LEO

ikaika
ikaika

With that record of his, how come ANY department would hire this POS? And with his crappy attitude at the original stop, how did he have the nerve to whine at his eventual arrest? No judge should ever dismiss the charge of impersonating an officer either!