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Pair suing Amsterdam police over mistaken raid

Armed police allegedly kicked in wrong door

Two people are suing Montgomery County and Amsterdam police for $3.75 million after they say officers mistakenly broke down their door in this house on Bayard Street while trying to execute a drug raid in February 2013.
Two people are suing Montgomery County and Amsterdam police for $3.75 million after they say officers mistakenly broke down their door in this house on Bayard Street while trying to execute a drug raid in February 2013.
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Montgomery County and the city of Amsterdam are targets of a multimillion-dollar lawsuit alleging police accidentally tackled and handcuffed two people who weren’t supposed to be arrested. Kristi M. Harrison and Julio V. Morales are seeking $3.75 million in damages, alleging false arrest and excessive use of force. The allegations stem from a Feb. 13 raid at 9 Bayard St., in Amsterdam’s Third Ward. According to the complaint, filed Friday in U.S. District Court for ...


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Will1960
January 15, 2014
6:52 a.m.

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The lawsuit ought to include a policy that ensures police have take the necessary steps to ensure they have the right address. Even if the plaintiffs are successful with their monetary claims, the taxpayers will have to foot the bill, not the cops responsible for this mayhem. So where's the incentive for preventing "mistakes" like this from occurring again.

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