Mendocino Major Crimes Task Force agents, aided by a uniformed Willits police officer, serving a search warrant at 64 Franklin Avenue on July 27, shot and killed a family pet, an 8-year-old half-pit bull mix named Tonka.
When agents searched the home, they found nothing directly linking the residents to the arrest of Craig Anthony Gelber, the target of the search, according to MMCTF Commander Bob Nishiyama.
Drug Raids: Las Vegas Narc Serving Marijuana Search Warrant Kills Father-to-Be In His Own Bathroom
A 21-year-old father-to-be was killed last Friday night by a Las Vegas Police Department narcotics officer serving a search warrant for marijuana. Trevon Cole was shot once in the bathroom of his apartment after he made what police described as "a furtive movement."
Apple the company, and not an individual employee, initiated the investigation into a missing iPhone prototype that found its way onto the Internet, according to the search warrant unsealed in this case earlier this morning.
A court paperwork oversight resulted in an erroneous warrant being issued for Cynthia Stanley's arrest. Her crime, sending a check into the Court which was accepted and entered by Court personnel on the day Cynthia's fine was due. Warrant was issued by the Court and served by two Amesbury police officers on the same day the fines were due/paid. Woman had to sit in jail for 4 hours.
I wish I could say that I couldn't believe this when I read it. The prospect of animal rights groups forming their own police forces and getting an armed gang to do warrant-less search and seizures on their behalf is pretty endemic of the police state.
Law enforcement tracking of cellphones, once the province mainly of federal agents, has become a powerful and widely used surveillance tool for local police officials, with hundreds of departments, large and small, often using it aggressively with little or no court oversight, documents show.