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Boise Officers Flash-bang Wrong Apartment

Boise Police and Swat were serving a warrant inside an apartment building on July 16th for theft and drugs.  They busted down the door and threw a flash-bang into the apartment unit.  The only problem was, it was the wrong address.

Police Deputy Operations Chief Eugene Smith said Friday the error “is rare and certainly regrettable.” He says officers apologized to the apartment occupants and began to do “all they could to make it right, including paying for repairs and securing the apartment.”  Smith also stated that they are investigating the incident to ensure that it doesn’t happen again.

Stories like this one are becoming all to common over the last few months.  Officers are getting warrants and going to the wrong place and tearing up people’s homes.  For Chief Smith to say that this occurrence is “rare and certainly regrettable,” is a flat-out lie.  It might be rare for that department, but this is happening more and more across the country.

The militarization of our police forces across the country and their never-ending desire to bust heads has placed a dark shadow over them and caused the current mistrust and dislike for our police.  They show no regard for the safety of the citizens that they have been charged with protecting, which shows in how sloppy they have become in the basics, such as verifying what address they are supposed to be raiding.

boise swatThe residents of that apartment are lucky to not have been injured or killed due to the negligence of these officers.  Paying for the damage is a start, but what really needs to happen is a full-scale investigation into the officers that took part in this raid and determine why they assaulted the wrong citizens, and then discipline them.

Had those people decided to protect themselves from these armed intruders, we would have seen a different headline where the officers killed armed assailants ‘trying to kill’ the police who were conducting the raid.  We would have seen a massive cover-up, and these innocent people would have been believed to be the aggressors, even though they were just protecting themselves from an armed attack.

Consider contacting your state representatives to bring legislation to the table that would hold officers accountable for these types of negligent acts and allow citizens to defend themselves from such attacks.  Indiana has already done this and it is time for the citizens across the country to have the same right to protect themselves from these armed thugs.

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Fresno Police Search Wrong House, Shoot Family’s Pet Dog

This article was submitted to the CopBlock.org Public Submissions Page by Dylan Donnelly of Cop Block Fresno, CA.

Date of Incident: December 13, 2014
Department Involved: Fresno Police Department
Dept. Phone Number: (559) 621-7000

Original Article ~ CopBlock Fresno

On December 13th 2014, Fresno Police Officers killed a family’s pet dog, after profiling a 19-year-old and his friend. Felicia Rodriguez told Cop Block Fresno that her teenage son and his friend were wrongfully detained at gunpoint while standing in front of their own home.

Responding to shots fired somewhere in the neighborhood, F.P.D. detained the boys, opening a gate to do so, and letting the families pet dog, Eazy, out of the yard. When Eazy walked out of the open gate, he came in contact with a K9 officer and did what playful dogs do. The K9’s handler shot Eazy five times, killing him in front of his family that adored the companion for seven years.


Rodriguez writes: “He didn’t charge or attack the dog nor any officers. He was never trained to be that way and he did nothing but be loveable and playful with anyone he came in contact with. While my son was detained, he had to watch helplessly while as they murdered his best friend in cold blood. “

While the teenagers were witnessing the murder of their four-legged friend from the back seats of police cars, Fresno police officers ransacked the home without consent or a search warrant. After no guns were found in the house, the boys were free to go and the police left the scene, leaving the family traumatized.

“…and to add insult to injury, they ADMITTED to us they had the WRONG ADDRESS… and because of their negligence, our beloved Eazy had to pay with his life. This has turned our world upside down. My 19 year old is scarred for life, my 10 year old is deeply heartbroken over the loss of his companion too.”

F.P.D. told Felicia Rodriguez the dog “charged officers”, but the family insists the dog was friendly and wanted to play.

The family is demanding justice for their murdered loved one via Facebook on the page “Justice for Eazy”.

From Justice for Eazy on Facebook:
“A police officer is no better than those of us not in uniform when committing such a horrendous act.”

“The FPD should be held accountable for their actions. The Fresno Police Department has a shameful history of police brutality, unnecessarily shooting people and dogs and not being held accountable.”

The Fresno Police Department has declined to respond to my inquiry into this incident. I have since sent a CPRA request (California Records Request Act); Cop Block Fresno will continue to cover this story as it develops.

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Dylan Donnelly – Cop Block Fresno, CA
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