Those were real police after all
It turns out the police impersonators Langley RCMP were warning the public about were actual Mounties after all.
Langley RCMP made the admission on Tuesday morning, saying that after the police files were completed it was realized the man and woman wearing trench coats and claiming to be police were actual constables, said Langley RCMP spokesperson Cpl. Holly Marks.
"The good news is at least we aren't dealing with people impersonating police officers," said Marks.
The advice Supt. Derek Cook gave about every citizen having the right to contact their local detachment to confirm an officer's identity still stands, she said.
In the case of the two plain clothes officers at the skate park on Friday, they were in fact speaking with the youth about 15-year-old Walnut Grove girl who had been missing from her nearby home since Aug. 4. She was found that day. The officers hadn't submitted their full reports of the day until later, hence the confusion, she said.
The African American male who spoke to the teens earlier about policing matters was a local youth worker, said Marks.