A Dekalb County Georgia resident posted a video on YouTube which shows police officers banging at his door at around 1:30 am. The only problem was that the police would not inform the residents of why they were at the home or whether they had a warrant, so the residents refused to open the door. They called 911 in hopes of getting a supervisor to come to the scene, to no avail.
Here is the description of the YouTube video:
”At around 1:30am [sic] my family and I were awaken [sic] by the sound of loud and aggressive banging at our front door. The [a]ggressive nature of the banging frightened us so I walked into the guest room that looks over the front of our house and was shocked when I saw 3 large DeKalb County Sheriff SUV’s with large flood lights pointed at our house and windows.”
The video was recorded on July 26 by Donovan Hall.
According to CBS affiliate WGCL-TV, who spoke to resident Donovan Hall, police never told them why they were even at the home, and were shouting the wrong address.
“They never once told me why they were here, what they wanted, or who they wanted,” Griffin told CBS.
Hall can be heard on video calling 911 and trying to clear up what he thought was a misunderstanding.
“I specifically ask the operator if she would send the police captain to the scene to ensure that we would not be harmed when we open the door, she said ok [sic],” the distraught son wrote online. “I waited about another 20-25 minutes for police to show up.”
Eventually the family opened the door, and the mother announces that this is retaliation for a complaint she filed against another officer.
Once the door is opened, the police begin berating and verbally abusing the residents.
“Put cuffs on his big a**! You gon’ [sic] open the door when I tell you to open the door!” one officer can be heard shouting as he threatens to taser residents.
At one point, one of the cops told a young resident at the home, “you’re a sorry excuse for a man” and another cop is heard saying, “f*ck with me if you want to.”
Throughout the home police intrusion, all of the officers seemed drunk with power.
Hall now claims that police did not have a search warrant. Authorities, however, told WGCL that they did have a warrant for Griffin’s arrest for failure to pay a civil fine.
Watch the video below:
h/t CBS Atlanta