Liz Rogers pleads not guilty to cop impersonation charge - Cincinnati News, FOX19-WXIX TV

Liz Rogers pleads not guilty to cop impersonation charge

Rogers was booked and released on the charge. (Provided) Rogers was booked and released on the charge. (Provided)
BUTLER COUNTY, OH (FOX19) -

Liz Rogers has entered a not guilty plea for charges alleging the Mahogany's restaurant owner impersonated a police officer.

Rogers' date to appear in Butler County court changed from April 7 to April 28 after she entered the plea on Tuesday.

The charges stem from a March 17 incident in which a tow truck driver claimed Rogers said she was a cop and displayed a badge when he tried to repossess her vehicle. The alleged run-in happened a the United Dairy Farmers on Hamilton-Mason Road.

Clyde Bennett, Rogers' attorney, called the allegations "nonsense" and claimed the truck driver fabricated his story.

Impersonating a police officer is a misdemeanor charge.

The charge will not influence Rogers' debt obligation to the city of Cincinnati, according to Joe Rosemeyer with the city manager's office.

The city awarded Rogers a $300,000 loan to open the now-closed Mahogany's at The Banks. On the same day of the alleged cop impersonation, the city and Rogers agreed to a financial deal that would forgive $183,391 of her debt.

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