Monday, February 25, 2008

Account of a wrong-address raid

Here's an interesting step-by-step account of the events and decisions that led Minneapolis police to raid the wrong house, resulting in a shootout with the homeowner (nobody was injured, and nobody is being charged).

The story also includes simple tactics the police could have used, but didn't to make sure they had the right address.

Update: Aaagh! Radley Balko beat me to the punch again. Damn, he's good.



Anonymous Anonymous said...

What really ticks me off is that taxpayers will be paying for the police mistakes.

Elected officials need to make police personally and criminally responsible for their lawless acts.

Why should taxpayers continually foot the bill for police misconduct and lawbreaking?

February 25, 2008 12:34 PM  

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