“…we want to publicly apologize to the family, and acknowledge what a frightening and disconcerting experience this must have been for them”.
You’ve got to be kidding, “Frightening and disconcerting”, fuck you, how about “terrifying and scarred for life”. You crashed into this family’s house — with five young children present — like a military raid, on the basis of an informant’s tip? Lawsuits are not enough. This level of abuse of authority should result in jail time and you should never work anywhere near law enforcement again. This is not the same country I learned about in civics class. Remind me to never go anywhere near Grand Junction. If the residents will put up with this sort of crap there is something really wrong there.
“Authorities in western Colorado apologized to a family with several young children after officers smashed their way into a home, mistakenly thinking a large stash of drugs was inside.Grand Junction police received a tip Wednesday that methamphetamine was inside a home in the neighboring town of Clifton. The informant provided an exact address and specific details about where officers could find the drugs.Armed with a search warrant, sheriff’s deputies and police officers knocked on the front door but no one answered. They plowed through the door and broke multiple windows to get into the home, only to find the innocent family. Two adults and five children between the ages of 3 and 12 live there.”