CLEVELAND, OH (WOIO) – No charges will be filed against a cop who rented a car in the name of a man who was under arrest.

A city prosecutor decided no crime was committed when an undercover cop rented a car to conceal his identity. The ruling was that there was no criminal intent.

The Third District Vice Detective rented a car for an undercover case. He hid his identity by renting the car in the name of a man who’d been busted at another time. The criminal’s ID was still at the police station, so the detective used it for his case.

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The questionable car rental unraveled after the criminal got a ticket in the mail from a red light camera and he insisted he hadn’t been driving.

Isn’t that a stolen identity? Police will only say the City Prosecutor ruled no criminal charges. So the case will be reviewed for internal rules violations.

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Article Courtesy of WOIO 19 Action News

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