Adrian Paul Aispuro Is Arrested for Impersonating an Officer in Kennedy Jr. Campaign Event
Adrian Paul Aispuro was arrested for impersonating an officer, specifically a U.S. Marshal, and carrying a concealed weapon at a Robert Kennedy Jr. campaign event in Los Angeles.
Man Arrested for Impersonating an Officer in Robert Kennedy Jr. Campaign
A man is accused of impersonating an officer, specifically a U.S. Marshal, at a Robert Kennedy Jr. campaign event in Los Angeles. According to ABC7 Chicago, the Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) responded to a report about a man carrying a loaded gun and a fake U.S. Marshal badge. The man impersonating an officer, identified as Adrian Paul Aispuro, was taken into custody and is facing charges for carrying a concealed weapon. Thankfully, he did not threaten anyone with the firearm.
Kennedy’s campaign reported that the man impersonating an officer had tried to join the candidate’s security team, displaying a U.S. Marshal badge and ID. The LAPD initially mentioned the arrest of a second person linked to Aispuro but later denied having information on a second suspect. The LAPD is leading the investigation into the incident.
Man Impersonating an Officer Sparks Safety Concerns
Candidate Robert Kennedy Jr. has previously requested Secret Service protection due to safety concerns but was denied. According to the reports, he renewed this request and hopes for approval from President Biden. It’s worth noting that major presidential candidates typically receive Secret Service protection during primaries, following specific requirements and consultations with advisory committees. Kennedy also acknowledged that his security detail is provided by Gavin de Becker and Associates, a firm with close ties to his campaign.
This incident created by the man impersonating an officer emphasizes the need for a robust security at political events, the risk of impersonation, and the challenges in obtaining Secret Service protection. It also raises questions about the role of private security firms in political campaigns.