Yonkers man claims he was shot three times during a drug raid. The police found a small amount of drugs, and killed the man’s three dogs. Not saying this guy’s innocent, or even that he’s telling the truth. Just another unnecessarily violent raid to enforce a consensual crime.
Also, good work from a local television station looking into the wrong-door raid on a Minnesota Hmong family late last year. Looks as though the police did little to no corroborating investigation on the initial tip. It also looks as if, contrary to what they’ve claimed, there was no announcement before they began the raid.
It’s standard in cases like this to do surveillance outside a house and check for any police calls to the address.
Investigators also could have run a simple property search online and learned that the Khang family owned the house on Logan Avenue since moving there four years ago.
So far, the I-TEAM has found no evidence that any of those steps were taken on the Logan Avenue house to confirm the information provided by Brown’s girlfriend.
Finally, here’s a sensible column from the Virginian-Pilot’s Roger Chesley on the Frederick/Shivers raid.
UPDATE: Link fixed.