One of the most vocal leaders of an Atlanta group protesting police brutality has himself been arrested multiple times for impersonating a police officer.
Tyree "Sir Maejor" Page is currently on probation after pleading guilty to lesser crimes of obstruction of a police officer and carrying a weapon in an unauthorized location.
In the days following the often chaotic marches through Atlanta protesting fatal police shootings, Tyree Page became one of the faces of the movement. He was part of the group that met with Atlanta mayor Kasim Reed to demand changes in police training and tactics. Page even spoke at a joint news conference.
"We stand on the shoulders of those that have paved the way for us to be able to protest in the streets and to be able to have our voices heard," Page said in July with Mayor Reed and chief George Turner standing behind him.
What the mayor's office says it didn't know at the time is this police protester had already been arrested multiple times for impersonating a police officer.
Page would not answer our questions when we tried talking to him outside his west Atlanta home. His public social media sites boast pictures of him decked out with weapons and tactical gear.
In December, 2014, Atlanta police charged him with impersonating a police officer when they found him at a Shell Station on Joseph P. Lowery Boulevard "wearing a replica of the Atlanta police officer uniform," Glock 45 automatic pistol and other gear. According to the police report he had a black female handcuffed in front of the gas station. Page said he was working security there.
In October, 2015, police reports say Page was again armed, wearing a bulletproof vest outside a MARTA station. He even demanded to see ID from a man who turned out to be an APD sergeant.
The police impersonation charges even stretch into this year. According to court records, Page was arrested in January after he "blustered" his way past security guards at the Sloppy Floyd state office building by claiming he was an FBI agent. The court records say he was carrying a gun. He managed to get into the Secretary of State's corporate records office.