Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Deputies shoot, kill man, after knocking on wrong door

"Lake County Sheriff’s Office deputies shot and killed a man they assumed was an attempted murder suspect on Sunday, but they now know they shot the wrong man.
In the early-morning hours, deputies knocked on 26-year-old Andrew Lee Scott’s door without identifying themselves as law enforcement officers. Scott answered the door with a gun in his hand.
“When we knocked on the door, the door opened and the occupant of that apartment was pointing a gun at deputies, and that’s when we opened fire and killed him,” Lt. John Herrell said. “Even though this subject is not the one we were looking for when he opened the door. He was pointing the gun at the deputy and if you put yourselves in the deputy’s shoes. They were there to pick up someone who was wanted for an attempted homicide.”
Officials said the deputies did not identify themselves because of safety reasons."

Stories such as these can be observed from the perspective of both parties. 
I don't wish to comment on who's at fault and rather express disdain for the entire system we currently live under. For the police state which has been implemented leaves these cops under the impression they can simply kick peoples doors down without consequence. Too many times they end up at the wrong address. Police should've never been given an all-access pass to the homes of innocent civilians across this nation. Rules and regulations were prior enforced to not only restrain barbarity, but protect the innocent. 

More Info/Prior Posts:
-Police raid wrong house, hold Judge at gunpoint
-Police show up at wrong house, kill homeowners dog 

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