Considering this guys was former LAPD does anyone know if he still had his police radio?
Well, he's been out for several years ('08 ?), so probably not.
Your "a lot of people with a badge that shouldn't be" comment is disgraceful.
What's disgraceful is that so many officers have gone bad.
Twenty or more Memphis officers arrested last year
Ten arrested yesterday in Metro Atlanta for protecting drug transactions.
Miami and Chicago both dealing with multiple Federal indictments.
Oakland, Seattle and other cities under Federal oversight.
Cases in Texas and Arkansas of officers protecting drug shipments.