Miami drug cops broke down wrong door, beat schoolteacher
policestateusa.com / by Site Staff in History / July 7, 2014
February 12, 1979
The Drug War has been brutal since its inception, as this archive story reminds us. In 1979, a Miami schoolteacher received a surprise raid from brutal Metro police officers, who proceeded to beat him and his family because they mistook them for ‘dope’ suspects. The homeowner was beaten so badly that his skull was fractured and he suffered ongoing head injuries. The police were all absolved of wrongdoing.http://images.yuku.com/image/gif/aa1...48db5adc_r.gif
The Associated Press wrote:
READ MOREMIAMI (AP) — Nathaniel LaFleur says he was watching television when someone knocked on his door. Moments later, he said, police were kicking and pistol-whipping him, asking him about drugs.
Metro Sheriff E. Wilson Purdy said LaFleur’s address wasn’t the one listed on a search warrant served by five officers. He said the officers have been assigned to administrative duties pending an investigation.Police said Tuesday they made a mistake when they raided LaFleur’s home Monday night.
LaFleur, whose head is bandaged, said when he asked who was at the door Monday, he heard an unfamiliar name.