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Post by ELB » Fri Sep 21, 2018 11:01 am

Father Shot 2 Officers Who Mistakenly Served Warrant at His Home

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A confidential informant told police a drug dealer lived there, but the resident was actually a father who didn't know officers were trying to get in his home, Prince George's County Police Chief Hank Stawinski said during a news conference Thursday.

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The team knocked on the door of the top-level unit and announced they were there, but no one answered. Despite the silence, the team had a feeling someone might be inside the apartment, so they used a device to open the door.

... Police say the man fired a single shot when the door opened, striking two officers.


"As that door now opens, he realizes that those are police officers. He immediately drops that weapon. He immediately goes to the window and starts communicating, 'You've got the wrong address. Don't shoot my daughter,'" Stawinski said.

Another officer returned fire, but no one was hit.
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One officer has been treated and released and another is still undergoing treatment for injuries to their arm and face, police said.

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Stawinski said no charges would be filed against the man who shot the officers.


"The investigation corroborates his account that he did not know that there were police officers trying to enter his residence. I believe that and I know that to be true," Stawinski said.

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Stawinski also said detectives who worked the case might be disciplined.

"I am not satisfied that we had done enough to corroborate the information we had in the obtaining of that search warrant," he said.
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Post by RoyGBiv » Fri Sep 21, 2018 11:11 am

terrifying all around.
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Post by SewTexas » Fri Sep 21, 2018 11:15 am

well, good! I'm glad they've admitted they were in the wrong!
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Post by bblhd672 » Fri Sep 21, 2018 11:22 am

Thank goodness the innocent inhabitants of the incorrectly identified apartment were not killed or injured. The confidential informant should be charged with assault for his actions causing police officers to be shot.

It's way past time for the failed "war on drugs" by militarized police to end.

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Post by Jusme » Fri Sep 21, 2018 11:43 am

So, if I tell the police a drug dealer lives, at 1234 West East Blvd, They will get a search warrant, knock down the door, and go in? Doesn't there need to be some additional evidence, like an actual drug buy? Or maybe video surveillance, of the suspect? Something.

When I was a LEO, an informant's word, was not nearly enough, undercover officers, may work months on a case, and still not get enough credible evidence to get a search warrant.

Yeah, I would say, their policies need some revision. Glad, no one was killed.
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Post by mojo84 » Fri Sep 21, 2018 12:01 pm

I know no one is perfect and mistakes happen. However, this is the type of mistake I think should never happen. I bet much more effort will be put into verifying their informants info in the future.


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Post by OneGun » Fri Sep 21, 2018 12:30 pm

I heard there is a woman masquerading as a Congressman in Maxine Water's office. Send SWAT!
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Post by Jusme » Fri Sep 21, 2018 12:31 pm

OneGun wrote:
Fri Sep 21, 2018 12:30 pm
I heard there is a woman masquerading as a Congressman in Maxine Water's office. Send SWAT!


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Post by WTR » Fri Sep 21, 2018 1:29 pm

Who ever the coward Officer is that opened fire ,after communication was initiated by the Father, should be tried for attempted murder. Then maybe some of this crap would stop.

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Post by Liberty » Fri Sep 21, 2018 3:42 pm

Someone signed the warrant. Either he was given false information or he issued a warrant illegally.
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Post by philip964 » Fri Sep 21, 2018 4:50 pm

From reading the short description, I figured a shotgun. Reading the article confirmed it.

I'm feeling sorry for the officer who got the brunt of the blast. He is very lucky to be alive.

I wish they didn't do this stuff, its dangerous for everyone.

The homeowner after firing at police dropped his weapon. That was very brave.

He is also very lucky to be alive as well.


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Post by Alf » Fri Sep 21, 2018 6:52 pm

ELB wrote:
Fri Sep 21, 2018 11:01 am
Stawinski also said detectives who worked the case might be disciplined.

"I am not satisfied that we had done enough to corroborate the information we had in the obtaining of that search warrant," he said.
Disciplined? How about prosecuted for criminal negligence that resulted in two cops getting shot?


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Post by Odinvalknir » Fri Sep 21, 2018 6:59 pm

The war on drugs as to come to an end, it's a failed venture and gets so many innocents and cops hurt, maimed, or killed. Should they stop arresting drug dealers? No. Should they have better info on a suspected dealer before knocking down doors? Absolutely. I've read so many stories and personally known people who this kinda thing happened to. Many times there is no knock and announce, they "no knock" and just kick the door in like a squad of troops clearing a building in some 3rd world crap box. And many times it ends up like this, either the cops are wounded or the innocent tenant/homeowner is wounded or killed because it was the wrong house and who wouldn't shoot at an unknown person kicking down the door in the middle of the day/night.

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