The Pima County Sheriff’s Department has now released the helmet cam video of the raid you see above.
I count about eight seconds of one siren. Which is probably why some of the neighbors don’t recall hearing one. I think I hear about 8-10 seconds of a man shouting something that sounds like “police” and “search warrant”, but it’s difficult to hear, and that’s from a camera that looks to be about 15 feet away (though possibly in a closed vehicle). It certainly isn’t the blaring sirens and 45 seconds of knocking and screaming of “police” that Mike Storie indicated.
Now imagine you’re asleep—behind a couple walls, after working a graveyard shift—for what you see in the video. Would you have woken up and known that these were cops breaking into your home? Might it have been in the back of your mind that you had relatives murdered by armed intruders just a year ago?
As I wrote in my column, if we see convincing evidence that Guerena was part of a violent home-invasion ring, and that this is what the search was for (as opposed to a marijuana investigation, as press reports initially indicated), I’ll reassess my opinion of the police action. That there were perfectly legal guns, armor, and, as far as we know right now, a Border Patrol baseball cap in his home is far from convincing evidence.