Skip to comments.Wrong house raided during drug search; police admit mistake
Posted on 04/01/2012 5:32:48 PM PDT by Behind Liberal Lines
Fred Skinner, 76, of Victory, was caught off-guard on Tuesday when police officers broke through his front door during a drug raid, only to find out they had the wrong house
Skinner said at least six police officers broke into his house, smashed through his porch door, and then his front door. The house at on McNeely Road was raided for drugs for over five minutes before police realized they had the wrong house by looking through his mail. After the police realized it was the wrong house, they took the handcuffs off him and left.
Auburn police officers were involved in the raid conducted by the Finger Lakes Drug Task Force. Auburn Police Chief Gary Giannotta admitted the mistake and told WSYR that he only remembers police raiding a wrong house four times in the last 16 years.
Did they shoot his dog too?No Police raid is complete until they shoot the dog.
any dogs shot?
... FOUR times in the last 16 years????!!!!
Well, that was nice of them.
Four times too many. They’re slack a** hacks who need to be replaced so they can find a new line of work to which they are better suited. Garbageman comes to mind as appropriate.
Too many are badly hurt due to this sort of event for “only four times in sixteen years” to be an acceptable answer.
he only remembers police raiding a wrong house four times in the last 16 years.
Stay away from my dog,
maybe this is rocket science...
Beat me too it.
Or maybe it’s a case of stupid people with guns trying to do Police work.Could be time for IQ testing of cops.
SWAT Teams should just go to the house next to the address they have. They will have as much chance of hitting the right house.
Imagine if surgeons worked like this. They would pick a random hospital visitor and do a bypass or a hysterectomy. What kind of excuse would work?
That’s what you get if you arm a paramilitary group and tell them they are in a war on drugs.
Will the police repair the doors they broke in?
maybe they thought he had some fresh doughnuts
There is a major national effort to end “wrong site surgery” either the wrong side is operated on, or the wrong level (of a spinal surgical procedure) . Hospitals are threatened with losing Medicare payments, etc, etc.
Perhaps we need a national initiative for “wrong address SWAT searches”.
BTW, how hard is it to check an address before you kick the door down?
Four times too many. Bet no one lost their job over any of them.
Ole Fred is lucky to still be alive.
If we ever get our freedom back, these home invading goon squads, must be the first to go.
Closer to 4 times in the last day! Read the news!
“Or maybe its a case of stupid people with guns trying to do Police work.Could be time for IQ testing of cops.”
How much truth can you tolerate?
The dirty fact is that cops are IQ tested. Above a certain point, they are not hired.
Why? The officer is basically a blunt force tool and is supposed to enforce by the book. Too much IQ and they begin to use judgement.
Can’t have a thinking cop, can we?
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