I think the officers should be personally responsible, the .gov will just transfer punishment to tax ayers.
I had a sherffs deputy pounding on my front door at about 4 a.m. last winter. He was pounding and shining his flashlight through the glass. I looked out from the bedroom and said “Just a second”...to put on shorts and put muy carry gun in my pocket. My dogs were understandably going crazy. When I cracked the front door I had my hand on my Kahr MK40 in my pocket. The officer said that in the deep snow there was a car stuck in front of my home and if it was mine I needed to get it out of the road. He was barking it at me and had previously been hitting my door with his flashlight which made me VERY suspicious at this time of night. I told him that the SUV covered in snow in my driveway was my only vehicle. I asked if he ran the tags and he said no. What he did not know was that I felt threatened and if he had even reached toward his gun I would have defended myself. And if my dogs bothered him it is too bad, I would have defended them too.
WOW! If a county deputy wanted to talk to me at 4 a.m., he or she would radio dispatch and have them call me or would just drive home and call. I suppose that is the advantage of living in a sparsely populated rural area where the deputies actually think on their feet. Most deputies know the locals and would not harass someone during dark hours especially if the house is dark.
These no knock door smashing s, dog killings and innocent folk harassment is beyond reproach. Having been an LEO many years ago I am discouraged that so many cops no longer (except in my county) think on their feet and resolve issues with common sense rather than force.