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Thursday, May 25, 2006

Drug force apologetic for raid error

Wisconsin State Journal, WI

Profuse apologies and promises of restitution, repair and investigation were made by officials Wednesday in the wake of a botched drug raid at a Dodgeville apartment building.

A six-agency illegal drug task force on Monday initially broke into the wrong apartment and handcuffed an innocent couple as they were preparing to retire for the night. After officers realized their error, they eventually took four people into custody at the adjacent apartment.

Marquardt said he is investigating how the tactical unit mixed up the apartments and broke the big front window and ignited a "flash bang" device outside the window, then entered through the apartment door and handcuffed the couple. Marquardt said he didn't know if the door was smashed in.


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