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Old July 28, 2012, 07:47 AM   #1
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Interesting Case Pending in California

While not directly related to the Second Amendment, it is directly related to the "no-knock warrant, wrong house" debate we often have here on TFL.

Basic storyline is a former Miss Nevada and her boyfriend resided in apartment A of an apartment complex... L.A. County Sheriff's Office had a warrant for apartment C. (Allegedly) Busted down the wrong door, looked a little too hard at the naked former beauty queen, lingered too long after discovering their mistake, and offered no apology.

Depending on how the lawsuit shakes out, and who's story is determined to have more merit by a jury of peers, we could see a large settlement for the plaintiff... And possibly some more case law against no knock warrant execution by police.

Link: http://losangeles.cbslocal.com/2012/...r-in-the-buff/
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Old July 28, 2012, 09:31 AM   #2
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So the apartments were not marked "as clearly" as indicated in the lawsuit? And that's supposed to somehow justify a SWAT team forcibly raiding the wrong apartment?

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Old July 28, 2012, 09:35 AM   #3
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I hope the plaintiff has as strong of a case as they think they do... And that this case goes a long way towards holding law enforcement accountable for making big mistakes like this, and worse mistakes where someone is injured or killed as a result of their negligence...
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Old July 28, 2012, 11:51 PM   #4
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If you watch the video at about 40 seconds in, the unit has a big A about four inches high at eye level. The warrant was for unit C. Easy to understand the mistake.
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