View Full Version : Aide to California AG, 2 others accused of running 'masonic' police force

05-06-2015, 11:12 PM
http://a57.foxnews.com/global.fncstatic.com/static/managed/img/Politics/876/493/picpart2.jpg?ve=1&tl=1 From left, Brandon Kiel, 36, Tonette Hayes, 56, and David Henry, 46. The three were arrested and accused of operating a rogue police force. (Courtesy of Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department)

An aide to California Attorney General Kamala Harris has been arrested along with two others for allegedly operating an illegitimate "police department" that traces its origins to the Knights Templar.
The Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department announced that the three suspects were taken into custody last week on suspicion of impersonating police officers through their roles in the so-called Masonic Fraternal Police Department.
Among them is Brandon Kiel, 36, who has worked as deputy director of community affairs at the California Department of Justice -- which is led by Harris, also a Democratic candidate for U.S. Senate. Kiel was arrested on suspicion of misusing his government ID.
A spokeswoman at the department told FoxNews.com on Wednesday that Kiel is now on administrative leave.
"We cannot comment on the ongoing personnel matter or criminal investigation," the spokeswoman said in an email.
The Masonic Fraternal Police Department, while not a recognized law enforcement arm, maintains it has existed for 3,000 years and claims jurisdiction in 33 states and Mexico.

I'm filing this under what the hell?