Drug War “blowback”

Imagine you are having dinner when some 15 police officers raid your home during a no-knock forced entry. They kick people in the groin, hurt a pregnant wife and ruin a nice evening.

What does the police spokesman have to say about this?

“We don’t know how the mistake was made,” said Officer Hal Dalton, city police spokesman.

“Something went wrong in the briefing before the operation.

Regrettably it happens, not very often to us, but it happens.”

He said an investigation is under way to find out what happened. “We are evaluating it to see what steps can be made to prevent similar events in the future.”



8:47 am on June 8, 2007