Former Senators brother charged for impersonating police

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OLD LYME, Conn. (AP) Former U.S. Sen. Scott Brown's brother has been charged in Connecticut with impersonating a police
officer after authorities say he stopped boaters.

Police say 46-year-old
Bruce W. Browne, of Wolcott, stopped three vessels on Long Island Sound on
Thursday and asked boaters for their registrations and safety certificates.
Police say Browne had three loaded handguns, handcuffs and a bulletproof vest
marked “police'' in his car.

Wolcott Chief Edward
Stephens said Browne is the Massachusetts Republican politician's brother. He
could not explain why their last names are spelled differently.

A call to Scott Brown was
not immediately returned. A listing for Bruce Browne went unanswered.

Browne also was charged
with breach of peace, interfering with a police officer and possession of a
dangerous weapon. He was released on $50,000 bond.