A Revere man was charged with impersonating police. Now he’s accused of assaulting a TV reporter protecting his arrest.

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Byron Boisseau was arrested in July for allegedly flashing amber lights at different drivers and displaying objects that made him seem like a police officer.

A Revere man who was charged with impersonating a police officer was arraigned Monday for allegedly shoving a reporter whereas leaving his first courtroom date. 

Byron Boisseau, 44, was charged with assault and battery on an individual over 60, Suffolk District Legal professional Kevin Hayden introduced. 

He was initially arrested on July 23 and charged with impersonating a police officer, possession of burglarious instruments, carrying a harmful weapon, and disorderly conduct. 

After his arraignment a couple of days later, a TV reporter tried to get an announcement from Boisseau as he left a courthouse. Boisseau then grabbed the reporter and shoved him a number of instances, based on Hayden’s workplace. The reporter confirmed video footage to police that captured the incident. The reporter didn’t endure any main accidents. 

“Impersonating a police officer or any armed official will not be solely harmful but additionally a criminal offense. This particular person selected to commit one other crime proper after answering on a unique one,” Hayden mentioned in an announcement. “All of us have a job to do. Use of pressure or violence towards somebody performing their skilled duties won’t ever be tolerated, as this particular person has discovered.”

The objects police say they recovered throughout Boisseau’s site visitors cease. – Massachusetts State Police

On the night of July 23, police acquired a report from a driver on Ocean Avenue a few white Ford Crown Victoria with amber lights. The Ford was touring shut behind the opposite driver, who pulled to the aspect and allowed the Ford to move. The caller had taken a video of the Ford with its lights flashing, officers mentioned. 

A State Police trooper discovered the Ford turning off Revere Seaside Boulevard with these lights nonetheless flashing. Though the car didn’t have any figuring out markings, two “skinny blue line” stickers had been seen on the again windshield and a black hat with “safety” written on it was atop the again seat, officers mentioned.

Boisseau was discovered behind the wheel carrying a black shirt that additionally had “safety” written on it. A silver badge in a holder was hanging from the rearview mirror. Boisseau advised police that he works as a safety contractor. He additionally mentioned that he had a mace gun and a BB gun on him, prosecutors mentioned. 

The trooper who pulled Boisseau over reported seeing him contact the deal with of a black firearm protruding from his pants as he stepped out of the Ford. The trooper additionally noticed that Boisseau was carrying a police-style belt that had a number of items of apparatus hooked up to it, together with an expandable baton and a handgun that resembled a Glock. The trooper eliminated it and confirmed that it was a BB gun loaded with metallic pellets, officers mentioned.

Police searched the Ford additional. They reported discovering objects together with a black bulletproof vest, a big black flashlight, a Rothco police provide catalog, an aluminum quotation holder, a black ski masks, two pairs of bolt cutters, handcuffs, an alcohol breathalyzer, and a car push bar bumper, based on Hayden’s workplace.