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  • Texas -Cop shoots 72-year-old dead in his home (Wrong address, no charges)

    01/30/2014 10:55:13 AM PST · by dragnet2 · 132 replies
    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news ^ | 1/30/2014 | Ashley Collman
    Actual headline below: Would not fit in title header Rookie cop who shot 72-year-old dead in his home while investigating burglary at the WRONG address will not be charged A family devastated: Waller was shot by Fort Worth police as they searched his home for burglars in the dark using only flashlights http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2548819/Rookie-cop-NOT-charged-killing-72-year-old-accidental-search-home.html
  • Dog shot by officers serving warrant at wrong house

    01/23/2014 4:01:16 PM PST · by Arthurio · 62 replies
    WFLX ^ | 1.2.14
    By Rachel Leigh, Content Manager - email HOLLY HILL, FL (WFLX) - A man in Holly Hill is demanding an apology after his dog was shot when police raided the owner's house last week. Richard Stotler says the officers were at his house to serve a warrant, but the only problem was they had the wrong address.
  • SWAT Raids Wrong Home (Surprise-another one)

    09/14/2013 7:03:46 PM PDT · by ChildOfThe60s · 86 replies
    WTOC Savannah ^ | 9/12/13 | Alyssa Hyman
    <p>A home was heavily damaged after an operation to find gang members who are indicted on 97 counts.</p> <p>SWAT members were looking for Jashavious Keel. He is one of the suspects named in a Chatham County indictment. The district attorney's office said 14 West 61st Street is his last known address.</p>
  • Police Shoot Dead Grandfather, 72, While Searching the Wrong Home for Burglar

    07/26/2013 9:30:35 PM PDT · by redreno · 142 replies
    http://www.theblaze.com ^ | 07/27/2013 | Jason Howerton
    Police in Fort Worth, Texas, are blaming “poor lighting” after two officers went to the wrong home in search of a possible burglar and ended up shooting a 72-year-old man dead in his garage. The officers, who are both in their first year with Fort Worth PD, were responding to a burglary alarm on May 28 when the tragic mistake occurred. “Due to poor lighting conditions, and officers attempting to arrive on the scene undetected,” the cops approached the home of Jerry Waller by mistake, according to an affidavit. The house they were actually supposed to go to was across...
  • Police raid felt like home invasion

    07/19/2013 9:10:11 PM PDT · by tpmintx · 69 replies
    Herald-Tribune (Sarasota, FL) ^ | 7/18/2013 | Tom Lyons
    After leaving her operating room scrub nurse duties at Sarasota's Doctors Hospital on Wednesday, Louise Goldsberry went to her Hidden Lake Village apartment. Her boyfriend came over, and after dinner — about 8 p.m. — Goldsberry went to her kitchen sink to wash some dishes. That's when her boyfriend, Craig Dorris — a manager for a security alarm company — heard her scream and saw her drop to the floor. Goldsberry, 59, said she had looked up from the sink to see a man “wearing a hunting vest.” He was aiming a gun at her face, with a red light...
  • Futile pot raid spurs lawsuit

    04/03/2013 6:30:02 AM PDT · by Altariel · 60 replies
    Kansas City Star ^ | March 30, 2013 | CHRISTINE VENDEL
    A Leawood couple says heavily armed Johnson County deputies barged into their home last year, turning it upside down and detaining them and their children for more than two hours in a fruitless search for marijuana. “This is how we were awakened: banging, pounding, screaming,” the mother, Adlynn Harte, said Friday. “My husband opened the door right before the battering ram was set to take it out.” The father allegedly was forced to lie shirtless on the foyer while a deputy with an assault rifle stood over him. The children, a 7-year-old girl and 13-year-old boy, reportedly came out of...
  • RCSO Raids Wrong House

    10/18/2012 12:54:46 PM PDT · by Altariel · 60 replies
    WJBF ^ | October 12, 2012 | WJBF
    Investigators with the Richmond County Sheriff?s Office say they accidently served a search warrant on the wrong house, while looking for a suspected drug dealer in Burke County.
  • Sheriff defends deputy who responded to wrong house, killed tethered dog

    09/04/2012 11:23:27 AM PDT · by Altariel · 45 replies
    The Examiner ^ | August 30, 2012 | Terese Seaberg
    The Spartanburg County Sheriff's Office announced Thursday that it would not be pursuing disciplinary action against a deputy who fatally shot a tethered dog earlier this week.Richard Woodruff was inside his Spartanburg, S.C. home Monday morning when he heard barking followed by a gunshot. The man rushed outside to check on his 8-year-old shepherd mix, Diamond, who had been playing out front while tethered to the porch railing."I ran outside and I see this guy standing over my dog holding a gun," Woodruff told Channel 7 news. "'I said, 'Why did you shoot my dog?' And his response to me...
  • Police and federal agents raid Charlotte home by mistake

    06/22/2012 10:05:51 PM PDT · by Altariel · 137 replies
    WHEC (Rochester, NY) ^ | June 16, 2012 | Amanda Ciavarri
    ochester police and federal agents made a mistake in Charlotte this week that has one woman baffled and frightened. She wants to know how they could mistake her house for one they were supposed to raid in a drug bust. “I was sitting in my living room texting on my phone and I heard somebody come in my back door. I didn't realize at the time what they were saying, but ultimately they were yelling out A-T-F, A-T-F.” Nancy Dominicos says what happened next at her home on Tiernan Street Wednesday night is almost unbelievable. “I thought it was a...
  • Ninth Circuit to DEA: Putting a Gun to an 11-Year-Old's Head Is Not OK

    06/18/2012 4:14:48 PM PDT · by BCrago66 · 132 replies
    Reason ^ | 6/18/12 | Mike Riggs
    At 7 a.m. on January 20, 2007, DEA agents battered down the door to Thomas and Rosalie Avina’s mobile home in Seeley, California, in search of suspected drug trafficker Louis Alvarez. Thomas Avina met the agents in his living room and told them they were making a mistake. Shouting “Don’t you *ucking move,” the agents forced Thomas Avina to the floor at gunpoint, and handcuffed him and his wife, who had been lying on a couch in the living room. As the officers made their way to the back of the house, where the Avina’s 11-year-old and 14-year-old daughters were...
  • Stockton Homeowner Wants Police To Fix Trashed House(SWAT hits wrong house)

    10/25/2011 6:19:49 AM PDT · by DCBryan1 · 60 replies
    CBS13 ^ | Ben Sosenko
    STOCKTON (CBS13) — The San Jose Police Department stormed into a Stockton home searching for an accused killer, but they left without him, and left behind a complete mess. “I feel like a war was taken on here, and we lost,” homeowner Joann Rice told CBS13. Almost all of the windows are smashed in, there are holes in the wall, and there’s a layer of tear gas in the air so thick breathing it in makes you cough. That is the home Rice came back to after the San Jose police held a fruitless 12-hour search on Saturday for Steve...
  • Richland County couple claims sheriff's drug unit hit wrong house

    10/24/2011 2:03:16 PM PDT · by Immerito · 6 replies
    WIS TV ^ | October 21 | Jody Barr
    A Gibbs Road couple came home from work Thursday to find their home surrounded by Richland County sheriff's deputies, their front door kicked in and their home ransacked. Deputies were executing a search warrant at Wanda and Reginald Blanding's home Thursday, after drug agents said a confidential informant "made a controlled purchase of crack cocaine from an unknown black male at the location," according to the search warrant. "He hit the door right here with it," explained Wanda. "He still had the ram jack in his hand when I walked up." The informant told investigators the drug buy was made...
  • Cops on the Hook for Pointing Guns at Kids

    10/24/2011 1:49:30 PM PDT · by Immerito · 7 replies
    Courthouse News ^ | October 18, 2011 | ROSE BOUBOUSHIAN
    (CN) - A group of Chicago police officers armed with weapons and a warrant violated the Constitution and may face sanctions for barging into the wrong house and threatening to shoot a mother and her kids, a federal judge ruled. On June 7, 2009, Officer Billy Gonzales applied for a warrant to search the first floor of 3811 West Diversey Ave., based on the tip that it was a Chicago crack house. The application was granted. The next day, the police executed their search at 3815 West Diversey, the building next door to 3811. The officers approached the building through...
  • Pleasant Grove woman wakes up with stranger in her bed

    08/12/2011 7:02:43 PM PDT · by Immerito · 51 replies
    ABC 4 ^ | August 2, 2011 | Emily Clark
    PLEASANT GROVE, Utah (ABC 4 News) - A Pleasant Grove man tried to visit his alleged girlfriend Sunday night, but he didn't make it where he said he was going. Instead he walked into the wrong house and into the bed of a woman who says she had no idea who he was. Lt. Mike Roberts with Pleasant Grove Police described the events Sunday night after Michael Hanks went into the wrong house. Lt. Roberts said, “He walked into the master bedroom and climbed inside the bed with who he thought was his girlfriend and started to kiss her and...
  • Officer shoots neighbor's dog in Mantua drug raid

    03/04/2011 10:58:57 AM PST · by Immerito · 8 replies
    ABC Local ^ | February 24, 2011 | WPVI
    MANTUA - February 24, 2011 (WPVI) -- The Philadelphia Police Department is apologizing after a case of mistaken identity ended with man's dog being shot by an officer Wednesday night. Neighbors in the Mantua section of West Philadelphia had asked the police force to come out to 42nd & Pennsgrove to shut down a busy crack house that was operating on that block. The narcotic task force was out Wednesday night, but when the police moved in to arrest the accused dealer, a tragic mistake occurred. "Obviously a mistake was made, and we are definitely acknowledging that," said Lt. Ray...
  • Cop shoots dog dead after raiding the WRONG house

    02/27/2011 9:53:49 PM PST · by Immerito · 123 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | February 24, 2011 | Oliver Tree
    Police officers raiding the wrong house shot dead the owner's dog after it bit one of them on the leg. Philadelphia vice officers raided house 4211 Pennsgrove Street instead of 4213 - the intended target for the raid. The incident took place shortly before 9am this morning. It is understood that, as they entered the house the dog, thought to be a German Shepherd, responded by biting one of the officers on the ankle, who then shot the pet four times. The officer was taken to hospital and later released with minor injuries. The owner of the dog, James Nelson...
  • Gwinnett County Police Break Down Door To Wrong House

    12/11/2008 3:52:51 AM PST · by from occupied ga · 151 replies · 3,850+ views
    wsb web site ^ | 12/10/08 | WSB news
    Gwinnett County police said they accidentally broke down the door to the wrong house before going to the correct house and arresting a man on drug charges.Gwinnett County police investigators intended to execute a no-knock search warrant at a home on Valley Spring Drive in Lawrenceville Wednesday morning. Police said the lead investigator mistakenly pointed out a home to the officers and once officers entered the home they realized they were in the wrong house.VIDEO: Gwinnett County Police Break Down Door To Wrong House The homeowner of the incorrectly targeted house told Channel 2 that having guns pointed at him...
  • Police Officers Plead Guilty In Johnston Shooting

    04/26/2007 8:31:28 PM PDT · by rednesss · 21 replies · 787+ views
    WSB-TV ^ | April 26, 2007 | WSB-TV
    ATLANTA -- UPDATE: Federal prosecutors have recommended sentences of 121 months for Junnier and 151 months for Smith. D.A. Paul Howard has indicated he would go along with the federal prosecutors recommendation. A formal sentencing hearing will be held at a later date. Two police officers pleaded guilty today to federal and state charges in the shooting death of a 92-year-old Atlanta woman during a botched drug raid last fall. A third officer still faces charges in the woman's death. Forty-year-old Gregg Junnier, who retired from the Atlanta police force in January, and 35-year-old Officer J.R. Smith pleaded guilty to...
  • 911 mixup cited in shooting (Deputy at wrong house)

    02/18/2007 1:00:22 PM PST · by Enterprise · 83 replies · 1,651+ views
    The Fresno Bee ^ | 2-18-07 | Louis Galvan
    An investigation continued Saturday into the shooting of a Fowler farmer in front of his house by a Fresno County sheriff's deputy who apparently went to the wrong address to check on a 911 call. Donnie Srabian, 61, who was hit once in the abdomen, was reported in serious but stable condition at University Medical Center. Sheriff's Lt. Fred Lopez said a deputy was dispatched to check a 911 hang-up call that was received at 8:29 p.m. Friday. The system showed the call had been made from a residence at 7297 E. Walter Ave., just east of the city limits...
  • Is the "U.S. Bombs Wrong House" Story Wrong?

    01/11/2005 10:38:55 PM PST · by april15Bendovr · 11 replies · 462+ views
    Times Watch ^ | 1/10/05
    Is the "U.S. Bombs Wrong House" Story Wrong?        The "wrong house" bombed by a U.S. warplane near Mosul may have been the right one after all, according to professor Cori Dauber, who found this tidbit buried in an unrelated Sunday Washington Post report from Iraq: "Meanwhile, in a village near the northern city of Mosul, where the U.S. military reported that it had mistakenly dropped a 500-pound bomb on the wrong target Saturday, residents said the Americans actually hit the correct house, killing an insurgent who they said had killed Iraqi security forces."      Monday's story from Richard Oppel, "5...