Friday, July 05, 2013

Cops invade neighbors house

Here is an unusual claim:
Henderson police arrested a family for refusing to let officers use their homes as lookouts for a domestic violence investigation of their neighbors, the family claims in court.

Anthony Mitchell and his parents Michael and Linda Mitchell sued the City of Henderson, its Police Chief Jutta Chambers, Officers Garret Poiner, Ronald Feola, Ramona Walls, Angela Walker, and Christopher Worley, and City of North Las Vegas and its Police Chief Joseph Chronister, in Federal Court.
Henderson, pop. 257,000, is a suburb of Las Vegas. ...

Police took Anthony and Michael Mitchell to jail and booked them for obstructing an officer. They were jailed for at least nine hours before they bailed out, they say in the complaint. All criminals charged were dismissed with prejudice.
I did not know that cops could invade your house just to investigate some stupid domestic violence allegation against a next-door neighbor.


Anonymous said...

Don't you guys have a law forbidding the government from forcing you to quarter troops in your home?

George said...

Yes, that is what makes this claim unusual. It would be a clear-cut constitutional violation for the govt to quarter troops in someone's home. But there is very little history of any court interpreting that clause of the constitution, and it is not known whether it applies to cops investigating a neighbor's domestic violence.

Unknown said...

I'm not sure what is more frightening, Cops breaking an entering to arrest more of us for trumped up DV charges on a fraudulent woman's behalf...OR....Congress getting pissed that the US Supreme Court rules that Cops are soldiers, and then they pass legislation bypassing the amendment prohibiting armed service members of any level from drawing quarters in our homes.

Police State AYE!

Anonymous said...

Home addresses and other information on the cops sued here (the idea behind this is that cops should be on notice that if they disrupt the home of innocent citizens they risk having publicly available information on their own homes widely disseminated):