Here’s a story that ran a month before the raid on Ryan Frederick’s home:
Marva Morris and her six children are homeless, wondering who will put their house back together after a SWAT team tore it apart this week looking for a slaying suspect.
Police stormed her South Norfolk home Wednesday night, shooting out windows and firing chemical s into the house. After surrounding the house for more than five hours and scouring the insides, police found it empty.
“Now I have no home and all of my kids are just dispersed from here to there,” Morris said Friday. “There’s a lot of stress from all of this, and nobody cares.”
Acting on a tip, Chesapeake police went to the house in the 2000 block of Stalham Road looking for Shawn Sir Charles Ward, a 21-year-old suspect in the fatal shooting of a toddler during a Nov. 10 home invasion.
Police had Morris’ home under surveillance for several days before searching it. Ward, however, was arrested the next day in a relative’s Virginia Beach home.
Morris, 44, doesn’t know why police received a tip about her home. She’s not related to Ward. In fact, she went to a magistrate earlier this year to get a warrant because Ward was “chasing” after her daughter, she said. She complained to police about him “terrorizing the neighborhood” on other occasions, she said.
I’m not sure how relevant the story is, other than that it suggests an eagerness on the part of Chesapeake PD to break down doors without doing an adequate investigation.
This comment to the story is chilling:
I just read through most of the comments. I want to say quit whining, learn how to spell and use proper grammar. The police were doing their job like they are supposed to. Thank you to the police officers. I am sorry the house is in shambles, but get over it. Bad things happen to lots of people. If you want more protocols against the police tell the liberals, so we can start getting all the officers killed here at home similar to Iraq.
Better protocol would have saved Det. Jarrod Shivers’ life.