Brandon Kiel, aide to CA AG Kamala Harris, charged with impersonating cop
Brandon Kiel, an aide to California Attorney General Kamala Harris, has been placed administrative leave following his arrest for claiming to represent the “Masonic Fraternal Police Department,” which is a fake organization.
Los Angeles Times: “Suspicions about the Masonic Fraternal Police Department — whose members trace their origins to the Knights Templar — were aroused when various police chiefs in Southern California received a letter in late January that announced new leadership for the group.”
David Henry, 46, and Tonette Hayes, 56, were also arrested. Kiel was arrested on suspicion of impersonating a police officer. Investigators discovered they set up the fraudulent police department, including weapons, badges, uniforms and police cruisers.
Brandon Kiel and his accomplices claimed they were running the organization to protect Masonic interests. They even wrote letters to law enforcement agencies stating the 3,000-year old organization had jurisdiction in 33 states and Mexico City.