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Judge Decides No Immunity For Cops Who Sent A SWAT Team To A 68-Year-Old Woman’s House


Conclusion of Judgement by Court of Appeals

From theĀ techdirt post: In 2012, the home of 68-year-old grandmother Louise Milan “was raided by a SWAT team (accompanied by a news crew) searching for someone who had made alleged threats against police officers over the internet. Part of the probable cause submitted for the warrant was Milan’s IP address. But the police made no attempt to verify whether any resident of Milan’s house made the threats and ignored the fact that the IP address was linked to an open WiFi connection.”

This is unjustifiable and nearly incomprehensible, as the judge noted. One or more police need to be fired and banned from holding a law enforcement position again and there needs to be a punitive judgement sufficient to motivate police across the nation to take notice and change their policies to prevent this from happening again.