Police Raid Gone Wrong in Arizona

Sunday, December 24th, 2006

Polcie in Arizona raided the home of a 73-year-old man with Alzheimers this week. The flash grenade they deployed during the raid set the home on fire, and burned it down. No one inside heard a police announcement, though the police of course insist they made one. They claim they were looking for a wanted burglar, and insist they had the right house. But they found none of the evidence they claimed they would find on the search warrant. This part is amusing, too:

“This is not a botched search warrant,” said Gilbert police spokesman Lt. Joe Ruet.

No? So burning an Alzheimer patient’s house to the ground and finding no evidence is a successful raid?

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