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Fullerton chief apologizes for raid on wrong home
OC Register ^ | October. 5, 2011 | Lou Ponsi

Posted on 10/07/2011 12:25:09 PM PDT by Immerito

FULLERTON – Acting Police Chief Kevin Hamilton publicly apologized Tuesday night for four narcotics detectives mistakenly entering the wrong house while searching for a suspect.

Hamilton, a captain filling in for the chief, who is on medical leave, also outlined during the City Council meeting several policy changes resulting from the incident.

On Oct. 20, 2010, detectives entered the home of Chuck and Robyn Nordell, in the 200 block of Ventura Place. The suspect who police were looking for was actually in the house next door.

The Nordells, along with their 23-year old daughter and 26-year old son, were home at about 5:30 p.m. when Robyn Nordell spotted a man walking by her window and another standing at the back door.

"I'm thinking, 'Oh, God, don't let this be a home invasion,' " Nordell, a teacher at Anaheim Magnolia Christian School, said during the council meeting.

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Unfortunately, it was a home invasion.
1 posted on 10/07/2011 12:25:10 PM PDT by Immerito
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To: Immerito
What ever happened to knocking on the door and showing your search warrant?
2 posted on 10/07/2011 12:30:09 PM PDT by JoeFromSidney (New book: RESISTANCE TO TYRANNY. A primer on armed revolt. Available form Amazon.)
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To: JoeFromSidney

Whatever happened to confirming the suspect is actually at the address before entry?


3 posted on 10/07/2011 12:32:42 PM PDT by Immerito (Reading Through the Bible in 90 Days)
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To: Immerito

RAIDS GONE BAD:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y-uiKTx9t3Y


4 posted on 10/07/2011 12:34:13 PM PDT by gaijin
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To: Immerito

If you haven’t done anything wrong, and you don’t know anyone who has done anything wrong, and you don’t live anywhere near anyone who had ever done anything wrong, and you don’t have a dog or a senile parent or firearms in the house, and you don’t panic and you keep your hands where the police can see them at ALL times, then you don’t have anything to be afraid of in a police “house call”.

What’s the big deal?


5 posted on 10/07/2011 12:44:40 PM PDT by Nervous Tick (Trust in God, but row away from the rocks!)
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To: JoeFromSidney

Thank goodness the homeowner didn’t shoot the cop.


6 posted on 10/07/2011 12:52:10 PM PDT by BenKenobi (Honkeys for Herman! 10 percent is enough for God; 9 percent is enough for government)
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To: Nervous Tick

Ha! I think we both share the same sense of humor.


7 posted on 10/07/2011 12:52:51 PM PDT by Immerito (Reading Through the Bible in 90 Days)
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To: Nervous Tick

......Snicker.......if only they could put intelligence in donuts.


8 posted on 10/07/2011 1:00:28 PM PDT by Navy Patriot
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To: Immerito

cops in urban CA have always struck me as contemptuous of
‘civilians’ and who spit on their rights, and who go ‘heavy’ whenever possible. Far cry from places like TX where citizens can and do carry...


9 posted on 10/07/2011 1:01:15 PM PDT by RitchieAprile
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To: Navy Patriot

>> if only they could put intelligence in donuts.

LOL! Yeah, the intelligence in donuts must have used to have been where the hole is now. Pity!


10 posted on 10/07/2011 1:02:52 PM PDT by Nervous Tick (Trust in God, but row away from the rocks!)
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To: Nervous Tick
If you haven’t done anything wrong, and you don’t know anyone who has done anything wrong, and you don’t live anywhere near anyone who had ever done anything wrong, and you don’t have a dog or a senile parent or firearms in the house, and you don’t panic and you keep your hands where the police can see them at ALL times, then you don’t have anything to be afraid of in a police “house call”.
What’s the big deal?


And watch any nervous ticks, if you have any, the cops might think you're going for a gun and blast your ass away. (semi-clever pun intended ;)
11 posted on 10/07/2011 1:09:54 PM PDT by mkjessup (If you're not part of the solution to getting rid of 0bama, you're part of the problem.)
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To: mkjessup

semi-LOL. Nervously.


12 posted on 10/07/2011 1:12:05 PM PDT by Nervous Tick (Trust in God, but row away from the rocks!)
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To: RitchieAprile

Another reason why we have a 2nd Amendment.


13 posted on 10/07/2011 1:15:11 PM PDT by MeganC (Are you better off than you were four years ago?)
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To: Immerito

Sheesh...You call that a raid? Not one dog was shot. /s


14 posted on 10/07/2011 1:23:24 PM PDT by ladyvet ( I would rather have Incitatus then the asses that are in congress today.)
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To: Immerito
The Fullerton PD needs to be disbanded. Everything they do is suspect, and that provides a great opportunity for criminals. Bring in the County Sheriff.
15 posted on 10/07/2011 1:25:39 PM PDT by Mr.Unique (Very generic, non-offensive, tagline.)
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To: Immerito

Did he say anything about the “accidental” police beating death - murder - of the homeless guy?

Otherwise, I don’t want to hear from him until he abandons covering up for murderous thugs with police badages.

The dead guy’s dad is a retired sheriff. So he knows a thing or two about homey Union cops.


17 posted on 10/07/2011 2:39:58 PM PDT by SaraJohnson
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To: Immerito
If one or more Nordells had been shot there would have been NO apology and Nordells would be facing felony charges of some sort which would probably be eventually dropped but there would be declarations from the Department and probably the mayor that the police had acted properly and were to be commended. The officers who did the shooting would be rewarded with extra vacations.
18 posted on 10/07/2011 2:43:17 PM PDT by arthurus (Read Hazlitt's "Economics In One Lesson.")
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To: Immerito
It took this clown a year to apologize. It was, of course, immediately obvious to everyone they'd made a mistake, but you've gotta justify all that money paid out to the lawyers somehow, I suppose. So they spend a godd****d year denying and stonewalling before they're finally advised to apologize.

We've given the cops too much power; and the war on drugs still ain't working. Just legalize the crap. I know, I know. A chunk of the population will destroy themselves on it. Well, tough. They already are.

At least the rest of us wouldn't have to put up with this Barbra Streisand.

19 posted on 10/07/2011 4:14:17 PM PDT by BfloGuy (Given enough time, the primary function of any bureaucracy becomes the employment of its employees.)
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To: Abathar; Abcdefg; Abram; Abundy; albertp; Alexander Rubin; Allosaurs_r_us; amchugh; ...
On Oct. 20, 2010, detectives entered the home of Chuck and Robyn Nordell, in the 200 block of Ventura Place. The suspect who police were looking for was actually in the house next door.

It only took them a whole year to apologize. Gee, what a coordial public servant.



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20 posted on 10/07/2011 10:08:40 PM PDT by bamahead (Few men desire liberty; most men wish only for a just master. -- Sallust)
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To: The KG9 Kid

Ping.


21 posted on 10/07/2011 10:10:18 PM PDT by bamahead (Few men desire liberty; most men wish only for a just master. -- Sallust)
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To: Immerito

“Oops, our bad, carry on” — Fullerton PD


22 posted on 10/07/2011 10:36:46 PM PDT by Still Thinking (Freedom is NOT a loophole!)
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To: Immerito; Travis McGee
Whatever happened to confirming the suspect is actually at the address before entry?

That segment was cut from training to make room for "Cool looks with your balaclava!"

23 posted on 10/07/2011 10:39:08 PM PDT by Still Thinking (Freedom is NOT a loophole!)
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To: Nervous Tick
If you haven’t done anything wrong, and you don’t know anyone who has done anything wrong, and you don’t live anywhere near anyone who had ever done anything wrong, and you don’t have a dog or a senile parent or firearms in the house, and you don’t panic and you keep your hands where the police can see them at ALL times, then you don’t have anything to be afraid of in a police “house call”.

You forgot to include "and you live in a state that has no [unsanctioned] home-invaders astute enough to dress up like cops and yell 'Police, drop your weapons and get down' "

24 posted on 10/07/2011 10:42:11 PM PDT by Still Thinking (Freedom is NOT a loophole!)
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To: Immerito
"This is a very rare circumstance," the acting chief said of the mistake.

"Usually we would have, at the very least, shot their dog."

25 posted on 10/08/2011 6:26:15 AM PDT by Sloth (If a tax break counts as "spending" then every time I don't rob a bank should be a "deposit.")
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"Whoops... Sorry, citizen. We thought you were someone else" PING

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26 posted on 10/08/2011 11:01:50 AM PDT by The KG9 Kid
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To: The KG9 Kid

Oh, well...

That makes it all better...


27 posted on 10/08/2011 11:41:22 AM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
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To: Immerito
Hamilton, a captain filling in for the chief, who is on medical leave, also outlined during the City Council meeting several policy changes resulting from the incident.

Does that include felony charges against any officer unlawfully entering a house? If not, shut your jackbooted trap!

28 posted on 10/08/2011 4:38:18 PM PDT by magslinger (To properly protect your family you need a Bible, a twelve gauge and a pig.)
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