Officers Sued For Warrantless Search


“There is nothing worse than putting decisions in the hands of people who pay no price for being wrong.”


“He has to do what he has to do.”
Funny how that only applies when the cop hurts the citizen.


“I don’t know what you did to my officer for him to physically abuse you while your hands were tied behind your back”. What a sociopath.
ANY cop that gets a complaint against them should be heard in court in front of a jury of people they took an oath to protect and serve. NOT just investigated by other BAD cops.
This is one of the few videos that genuinely makes me angry. That cop was deliberately contemptuous toward that woman. They held the husband hostage to coerce her cooperation after injuring him. He knew full well he was violating her rights and her privacy. And what’s he gained? The loss of trust and cooperation of two innocent people.
Cops tried to get into my house once saying they received a 911 call from my house. I told them that nobody in my house called 911, but they were very forceful. After a back and forth for 10 minutes and much anger I told them I was going to sue them if they didn’t leave my property as I’m sure phone records would prove my daughter had been on the phone for over an hour, and there was no possible way that a 911 call had come from my phone, which she verified to them as she was actually still on the phone during the whole incident describing it to her friend. Finally they left. I told them not to come back without a warrant.
I ended up reporting them to the States Attorney General and both of them were fired. They had no call from dispatch sending them to my house to begin with. It turned out that they were just angry with me personally for a post I had made on facebook insulting the local police for being bullies…..they proved my point in spades.
The C- grade is very generous given the fact they did a warrant-less search based on an anonymous call.
It was a very good thing that she said “this is against my will” after she said one could come in. This is a textbook example of duress defense. Which this video went on to prove.
I love when the cops say “it’s on our video camera too” knowing damn well they wrong 😂
How can a police department settle a claim “confidentially” or for an undisclosed amount? Does not FOIA come into play since they are public?
>> In the case of this lawsuit, the court ruled that the officers did not have qualified immunity. So the cops got sued and not the city.
>> As long as the tax payers pay any judgement it gives the police a form of immunity.
I’m pretty sure having the husband in handcuffs untill they let the cops search the house is a reason for her to claim she let them in under duress.
 @Broken TomBot  I agree. The cops knew what they were doing. Most woman would give into police if they take her husband and make her think he will be arrested. And throw him to the ground for walking. The guy had every right to file a lawsuit.He wasn’t doing anything wrong. Just not allowing cops into his home. He didn’t need to be thrown to the ground for walking on his own property either. He never should of stepped outside. There was no reason for it. Man I’d be so mad if it was me in this situation.
The simple answer is they are using duress simply with the threat of consequences for refusal. She was clear. You have no permission, but I can’t stop you. No sane person can call that permission.
 @Shawn Walker  yes exactly. I wouldn’t let a cop in my home for the exact reason she didn’t want to. As soon as you let them in they just do whatever they want and you can’t stop them just like this cop did even though he lied and said he would only check the bedroom. And once the cop is in they don’t just leave when you ask them to. They will stay as long as they want and do whatever they want and act like they just did some great service for you.
If they were truly concerned about the medical health of someone, why would they not bring EMT? Because they knew there was no medical emergency, if there was a medical issue the It would have been the paramedics knocking on the door, if it was a medical emergency at the least there would have been a medic and then maybe cops also. They totally deserve that ‘undisclosed settlement’ money.
Until cops like that have to fear armed men forcing their way into their homes, this will never change.
It doesn’t matter how nicely you ask someone to violate them, it’s still violating them and they knew their rights.
Sounds like someone doesn’t like their daughter dating their son and gave the impending “medical emergency” as a way to claim exigent circumstances to skip a search warrant.
Does her “medical emergency” constitute ‘exigent circumstances’? If she’s a grown-up travelling with the guy on her own freewill, that should not be grounds for them to just claim to absolutely need to go into whoever’s house they fancy.
The fact that no EMS came along or was supposed to reach any time soon proves that the police did not genuinely believe that entry was necessary to prevent physical harm to the lady on the grounds of some alleged medical emergency.
 @philippealexis  I believe the problem is that she’s a minor, so the police have to give her parents’ claims some weight.
Very impressed by how calm and collected the lady filming stayed despite the craziness of the circumstances she endured.
The police has the audacity to use reverse psychology on someone he JUST bullied. Wow!
“You do not have my consent to come in here” And then the officer says: thank you for letting us into your house He thinks that’s that will help him in court
I love how the cop repeatedly lies about the extent of the search. “Trust me, I just need to look in his room. That’s it. Just his room. Oh wait… I mean I need to see that room too. And that room. And that room. AND that room. Oh look, that just happened be the entire house.”
It’s pretty much 100% legal for cops to lie, (and they generally get away with it anyhow even when it isn’t) but what pisses me off is how they clearly don’t see ANYTHING wrong with it. They do it so casually, as if lying to a citizen’s face is no different than talking about the weather.
I love the way they take another 15 minutes of your time after they are done violating you to tell you how they didn’t violate you
you can see the fear in the eyes of the officer after the search. he knows he done goofed, and he knows that if these people make a case out of it both him and his partner is more than likely done in the force, so he tries to convince them that what he did was a minor thing in the grand scheme of things
I love how cops don’t realize when they talk to people after a call they’re trying to self-soothe their own bullshit and not explain it to the citizens.
They always use the same phrase “we’re past that point” when they know that POINT is where they are wrong and they won’t be able to continue, they say “we’re past that point” as a way of saying “we have fast forwarded past your rights
I’m getting a lot of signs you’re not being honest” laying the groundwork of lies for probable cause.
How it should go. Cops “We need to search the house for this guy” Owner “No. Not without a warrent” Cops “Okay. Have a good day.”
The police lied about the search, “we just want to see where he sleeps”, and went beyond that. Had no business handcuffing the home owner, and copsplaining their abused. Cops get an F, home owners get an A for what they were out through.
“Just doing their job and following orders” is no excuse for their abuse of power and violation of rights
I never knew that a man in handcuffs was such a grave threat to officer safety. Why did they handcuff the man to begin with?
>> Putting someone in handcuffs typically makes someone more cooperative. They expect that if they put you in chains, they will quickly get their way because you are vulnerable
 @Kerrymti  Not even mentioned as a suspect. Not even guilt by association. That must be one of their go-to pitches, surely. And then after all of it, the speech he gave, the lecture he repeated to the woman, then the man. Now that they have all that money from the lawsuit, they can upgrade their home and watch that video laughing all the way at the lecture. He talked like he was Mr. Right, but he was Mr. Violator of Rights. Then in the court, the family won the right to ridicule his speech, his lecture at the end. When you do wrong acts like they did, usually one’s speech goes along with it, and stupid begets stupid. I’m just glad the family wasn’t harmed worse. And what happened to these guys and who was the girl they were looking for? Where’s the update?
4:25 How exactly did the handcuffed man “get in to a scuffle” with that officer that wrapped an arm around his head and hip tossed him to the ground?! Both feet planted on the ground and handcuffed is about as docile and vulnerable as one can be.
Can you imagine, this girl has a medical emergency so she’s hiding in the closet. 10/10 detective work.
Or under the dam bed
Sloth – I was detained in Austin TX for four hours, threatened with being hung for double murder and armed robbery. Finally they asked the three witnesses if the perp could be 6’1″, my height. All three said 5’9″ tops. Excellent detective work.
>> The deputy’s should’ve left and returned with a warrant. Just because you wear that badge doesn’t give you right to violate landowners property.