If this account is true, it’s a police ineptitude first-ballot hall-of-famer.
According to a lawsuit filed in federal court, police in Minneapolis showed up at a home in search of a sex offender. The home was full of people, in town to attend a funeral. The police spotted the family’s pit bull, and opened fire on the dog. In the course of killing the dog, they shot the family’s other dog. In the hail of gunfire, a bullet fragment ricocheted and struck one of the officers. The police on the scene apparently mistook the ricochet for hostile gunfire, so they called in for backup. “Approximately 30″ cops responded to the call, and then retaliated by trashing the house and threatening the people inside.
This account is one half of a lawsuit, so all the usual caveats apply.
This one ranks right up there with the Hmong raid from a few years ago, which also took place in Minneapolis. If the fallout from this one is similar to the fallout from that one, within a few months we can expect the city to honor these officers for their courage.