(N.Morgan) A Florida SWAT Team raided the home of a suspected drug dealer, only to find and shoot a 17 year old girl and to kill their 10 year old, toothless, dog. The drug dealer they were looking for was the girl’s brother who hadn’t lived there in weeks. There was some pot seeds found and marijuana paraphernalia. All charges against the suspect were later dropped, but their dog is dead and his sister lives with horrible back pain due to the deputies’ murder attempt. The police also claimed they have had the house under surveillance. If this is true, why is it they didn’t know the suspect wasn’t residing there any longer?
ORANGE COUNTY, Fla. — A mother and her daughter are suing the Orange County Sheriff’s Office after one of them was injured during a SWAT team search. The women, who didn’t want to be identified, said the Sheriff’s Office SWAT team came looking for a family member who didn’t live at the home back in 2010. “I got up and went towards the door and literally once I went towards the door, boom!” the daughter said.
The woman was a minor at the time of the incident and said she was home alone when deputies showed up. “I was 17. I was 5 feet 2 inches and 100 pounds wet,” she said. “And they came in shooting.” The SWAT team apparently opened fire inside the home and a family dog was killed.
“The dog was startled and ran to the closet, to the room, and when he ran to the room is when they shot him,” she said. An incident report states SWAT team members said the dog aggressively came toward them when they entered the house. Deputies found ammunition, but no weapons in the home. Cannabis seeds and drug paraphernalia was found in a room the suspect had lived in, the report states. He was later arrested, but court records show the charges were eventually dropped.