I should add the reason his father was angry was because after he learned that the 2 deputies had a sheet with the 2 guys descriptions and the tag number of this car involved. Neither one of those officers thought to check the sheet more closer, if had; they would have seen the differences in those 2 pieces of information. Kids didn’t deserve going through it, you know. One of those things. Hubby said he was scared since no one would listen though more sensible heads prevailed. I don’t like circumstantial evidence myself to be the leading component of a case. Get me solid-even one solid fact.
That happened to me, well my mom -- I was away and a group came in and, refusing to declare their reasons for being there, intimidated her back into the house to conduct illegal search of the premises.
I do understand they have to get the bad guy though they have to get it right or wait until the person is outside.
Ha. In the situation mentioned above it eventually came out they were there because of an [at least] third-hand account of something I'd done days prior which was both legal and lawful (open carry).
I don't know if I would sue, though it would be an intimating ordeal.
In retrospect, I would.
Most of these cases, it's timed so precisely, no time to react. My hubby as a teen, he and his cousin was thought to be involved in a crime. It was 2 others guys similar in age. The 2 did the robbery had the same color car as hubby's (dark green Dodge Dart). He says he'll never forget that. He didn't sue. His dad wanted to. Gosh, his dad was furious when he went to the sheriff to get his son. It's a wonder he didn't end up in jail. Hubby's been a cop so he looks at that differently now. He says that have to be sure before going in or don't mess it up. They have to have their tools though I don't want them getting too much power.
I think they've already got too much power*; as exemplified above they made unwarranted searches based on hearsay for a legal action.
* Not enough accountability, at least.