Didn't know, or didn't want to know? How hard could it be for someone at his level to find out who was listed on the warrant? Also found it interesting how there was no mention of drugs found in the house or stockpiles of weapons or large amounts of cash or even just general "paraphenalia." Seems to me if they actually found something, they would be falling all over themselves to get it in front of a camera.(Atlanta Assistant Police Chief Alan Dreher) said he did not know what name was on the warrant.
I don't think any one of us has critized the leos for making the shot once they were in the house being fired upon. When you are being shot at you should fire back. Most of us are critical that they were in the house at all. This is what comes of no-knock warrants and plain-clothes cops. This tragedy never would've happened had the police officers simply come to the house in uniform and knocked on the door and talked to the lady.tj2000 said:Because of the nature of this incident we should not jump to conclusions on either side of the fence. I am very pro leo and if fired upon then there will be return fire.
The conclusion is that these types of tactics should NEVER be used against non-violent suspects and certainly not based solely on a "tip" from a CI.tj2000 said:Because of the nature of this incident we should not jump to conclusions on either side of the fence.
A tip from a CI triggered a SWAT raid that ended with a family's dog dead, their house set on fire and two joints confiscated.Dead Dog, $5K in Damage, Guns, and Grenades . . . and Two Joints
That is not what WSB reported. See the quote below.Malum Prohibitum said:This was not a no-knock!
http://www.wsbtv.com/news/10374909/detail.html said:Asst. Chief Dreher said as they were executing the search warrant, the officers announced themselves and then forced open the door. Officials say the warrant was a â€œNo Knockâ€ warrant â€" meaning that the officers did not knock before forcing open the door, but they did announce themselves.