Skip to comments.Documents Detail Crime Scene Search After Killeen Officers Shot (No-Knock Raid gone bad)
Posted on 05/15/2014 3:35:28 PM PDT by bamahead
KILLEEN (May 14, 2014) Documents released Wednesday including search warrant affidavits and a lengthy evidence inventory provide details of both the drug raid that left one Killeen police officer dead and another injured and of the crime scene investigation that followed the deadly shooting.
Police Detective Charles Chuck Dinwiddie, 47, and Officer Odis Denton, 37, were shot as they and other officers served the narcotics search warrant just after 5:30 a.m. Friday at 1104 Circle M Dr. Apt. 3 in Killeen.
Dinwiddie died at 1:30 p.m. Sunday in the intensive care unit of Scott & White Hospital.
Denton, who was shot in the femur, underwent surgery and was released from Scott & White on Wednesday.
Two other officers were hit by gunfire, but were spared injury by their protective gear.
An inventory of evidence collected over the course of about 12 hours as the crime scene was processed through the afternoon on May 9 and into the early morning hours on May 10 lists dozens of shell casings, projectiles, projectile fragments among more than 150 items gathered and documented.
Investigators also seized a glass pipe identified as drug paraphernalia, a safe, a grinder, a laptop computer, two walkie-talkies, a 9-mm pistol, and three cellphones from inside the apartment.
The evidence return does not list any drugs.
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I’d certainly be voting not guilty.
Prohibition is unconstitutional.
If officer and civilian safety is a concern...
Why not wait to detain the suspect outside the home, put him in a squad car and then execute search warrant?
Too simple I guess and they don’t get to play the role of Imperial Stormtroopers.
A grinder, would they regard my coffee grinder as drug paraphernalia?
Interesting, and a hopeful sign, that the occupants were not summarily executed, though...
Pretty soon will come the no-knock raids because you refused to allow the local faggot nobleman his jus primae noctis “right” to your anus on your wedding night.
No knock raids and the occasional loss of life are necessary to prevent criminals flushing evidence down the toilet. /s
How did it go wrong? From a government perspective?
Happy ending... This one worked out OK.
People complain all the time that someone on deathrow maybe innocent.
Well, these people don’t get a trial, they just die.
Its a good thing my mouth was not full of liquid when I read your post!
“One cop slain and no drugs found. Yet we continue this no-knock insanity... “
It continues because most of the time, the dead person is the innocent citizen. Cops are fine with that. The city will write a check.
Not guilty and I'd award him pain and suffering from the dead cop's pension.
That might send a message.
So, who shot the cops?
I’d give even money that it was other panicked cops.
“On April 24 investigators observed Guy remove a white bag from the trunk of the Ford and place it in the trunk of an Impala driven by a woman later identified as Whittington, the affidavit said.”
Other than this statement, all other “evidence” was the word of the informant. Why the hell didn’t they grab him when they saw the white bag? Because they wanted to play the SWAT game and kick in doors. They now have a dead cop, one wounded, and two others alive because of body armor.
I suggest a constitution amendment to do away with No Knock Warrants. Let them flush it. I want to see how someone flushes 20 pounds of grass while they knock on the door...And if they do flush it somehow, grass or coke or whatever, a lot of money is still owed to somebody. And they won’t take “I was raided” as an excuse I think.
Yeah, it could read something like this:
The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized.
That crystal-clear text has been avoided, re-interpreted, nibbled at, and simply ignored by a government that has deliberately violated its charge and exceeded the boundary of its powers. Had we a government with a shadow of political legitimacy left we wouldn't even be having this conversation.
Apparently most of these stupid cops get their training from watching cop shows on TV.
Getting shot really does hurt you dumbasses; you don’t just get a pretty little shoulder or leg bandage and then go out to have a drink with your cop buddies after work.
“a laptop computer, two walkie-talkies, a 9-mm pistol, and three cellphones”
Oh Crxx, I’m a dead man.
It depends. Do you have any zip lock baggies in your house? Do you have a scale in your kitchen?
That tired old excuse of they might flush it is just pure bu#lsh#t. Any amount over a very few ounces would have to be broken up just to get by the built in trap in the toilet.
If you had a kilo or a whole pound wrapped up you would have to cut it up to flush it; just try it with a wrapped pound of flour or hamburger, it ain’t gonna go all the way down.
If they have to cut it up there will be residue in the bathroom.
Any good plumber or city public works department can recover what ever did go down.
So it’s a BU#LSH#T excuse for storm trooper tactics.
Yes to all 3 items; plus a 4th, I keep a loaded 45 in the kitchen at all times.
>> raid that left one Killeen police officer dead and another injured
Unfortunate and unnecessary loss of life. I regret the casualties. Sadly, civilians are expendable with indifference as far as law/policy is concerned.