TGIF Knucklehead of the Day award Part Two
Our second winner today is the Annapolis Maryland Police Department. They get the award for the following.
ANNAPOLIS, Md. - Annapolis police raided the wrong apartment Wednesday night, using flash grenades and kicking a resident in the groin before they realized their mistake, police and the family said.Total incompetence. TFM will repeat what he has said many times, some of the biggest lawbreakers in this country are in law enforcement. Law abiding citizens in this nation have to not just fear criminals, but the police also. For breaking the laws they are sworn to enforce, The Annapolis Maryland Police Department is today's second Knucklehead of the Day.
Police spokesman Hal Dalton said something must have gone amiss in the briefing beforehand. "We don't know how the mistake was made," Dalton said.
Silvia Bernal, 30, told The (Annapolis) Capital that about 15 officers burst through the front door of her apartment while she was cooking dinner about 8:20 p.m. She said the officers kicked her husband in the groin while she fled into a bedroom and barred the door with her body.
Then she said both of them were taken to the ground and handcuffed. The Capital said a police officer went outside and realized they had raided the wrong residence.
Dalton said they were supposed to have raided a different apartment and said the incident was regrettable.
Spa Cove apartment manager Latisha Marshall says there is a large dent in the front door. And she said there are two large black stains from the flash-bang grenades police deployed after entering the apartment.
When officers and the city's tactical squad went to the right unit, they said it was empty.
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