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Kamala Harris’ Not-So-Secret Police

The Avengers. R.I.P.D. The Masonic Fraternal Police Department. One of these fantasy units is causing real headaches for Senate hopeful Kamala Harris. As chronicled by The Los Angeles Times, California’s first female attorney general — who is hoping to succeed retiring Sen. Barbara Boxer, D-Calif. — became ensnared in the world of make-believe heroes when aide Brandon Kiel, along with two others not in her employ, Tonette Hayes and David Henry, got picked up for impersonating police officers. The trio, who are purportedly affiliated with the self-proclaimed Masonic Fraternal Police Department, presumably landed on law enforcement’s radar after peppering local police chiefs with requests for official meetings. The ensuing investigation turned up a cache of suspect “badges, weapons, uniforms and law enforcement paraphernalia.” (Paraphernalia?) Delusions of grandeur aside, the crew still managed to show some restraint. They did not, for instance, leave any loaded Glocks lying around in the speaker's bathroom for kids to fiddle with. The 114th: CQ Roll Call's Guide to the New Congress Get breaking news alerts and more from Roll Call in your inbox or on your iPhone.