Thursday, September 3, 2015

Georgia Cops Goofed


"By mistake, Georgia police shoot man, kill dog" Associated Press  September 01, 2015

ATLANTA — Police officers who arrived at the wrong Atlanta home after a report of suspicious activity shot the man who lives there, killed his dog, and ‘‘likely’’ shot a fellow officer, leaving him seriously wounded, authorities said Tuesday.

The bloody misunderstanding began Monday night when DeKalb County police received a report of a possible burglary at a one-story residence near an intersection in southeast Atlanta. Lacking an exact address, the officers were sent in the dark to a neighborhood where many of the single-story homes look similar.

Three officers found a home they thought matched a description provided by a 911 caller, but were unable to make contact with anyone inside, according to a statement from the Georgia Bureau of Investigation. They entered the home through an unlocked rear door and two officers fired at a dog, killing it.

A man in the home who exited a room off the kitchen was shot in the leg by police, officials said.

A police officer was shot in the hip.


Related: No Justice in No-Knock Case

That is because the cops let the suspect escape.

Also see: Worcester SWAT Knocked on Wrong Door

Yeah, it's not just down there.