Serial police impersonator wanted again in East Bay

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A $20,000 arrest warrant has been issued for the Oakland man who continues to impersonate a police officer just days after he was charged and released on bail for that exact same offense. 

His name is 20-year-old Sergio Taylor. 

He was charged on June 5 with two counts of impersonating an officer in San Leandro and Berkeley. 

The most recent time he was caught impersonating a cop was at the annual San Leandro Cherry Festival. 

Officers saw him wearing a K9 unit police-style uniform with a duty belt, a glock semi-automatic pistol replica, ammunition, a taser gun, and he even had a Germa Shepherd dog with him. 

Then he was caught dressed like a police officer with his gun and taser at a bar in Berkeley back in May. 

Taylor is not legally allowed to carry either of those weapons as he is currently on probation for a similar incident.

Yet again this week, prosecutors filed a third count against him for impersonating an officer after an Oakland officer said he saw Taylor pulling someone over and attempting to conduct a traffic stop by using a forward-facing blue and red flashing light in his 2013 gray Chevy Impala. 

During the fake traffic stop, the real officer made a U-turn and tried to make contact with Taylor, but he fled on the freeway. 

Taylor is scheduled to appear in court on Thursday in Oakland for a plea hearing, but prosecutors don’t think he will show up since he is still at large from the last incident. 

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