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#BBCtrending: The fake cop who's causing real trouble for the police

He's not a real cop - he just looks like one at first glance.

Abdishakour Mohamed Ali dresses up in a Swedish police uniform from the 1970s. He created the "Bängan Lagerblad" character to highlight what he says is racism in the country's police force.

Ali's latest YouTube video controversially revealed the identity of police officers involved in a crash that injured several students. It's had almost 150,000 views and his Twitter account has been mysteriously suspended.

So why is this fake cop squaring off with the real police?

Video journalist: Neil Meads

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  • 19 May 2015
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