Breaking the Wrong Door
When officers perform raids where they don’t knock on the doors of the houses, it can catch the people inside by surprise. This is a way that officers, like those in Wichita, can find the people who are wanted without them having a way to try to hide before the police arrive at the front door. There are times when officers make mistakes. They might look at a home and think that they know what’s going on inside, but living situations change. Marc Sparks heard that these officers beat down a door to a home, and the only thing that they found was a marijuana pipe. The people who were living in the home were using it as a recording studio. If officers are going to bust down doors because they think there’s illegal activity, they need to make sure of who is in the home and what’s taking place in a better way so that innocent people don’t get hurt.