Georgia Cops Enter Wrong Home without Warrant and Hold Man and Child at Gunpoint
Acting on a cellphone ping, Georgia cops entered a home without a warrant and held a man at gunpoint while searching for missing children they believed could be harbored inside.
But the only child inside was Scott Kuhn's 4-year-old grandson whom he was babysitting.
Brookhaven Deputy Police Chief Brandon Gurley told WSB-TV his officers acted appropriately but Kuhn is not happy at having the cops enter his home without permission and with guns drawn.
He said the front door of the home was left unlocked so they are required by departmental policy
"We'll make sure that the occupants are ok," he said.
And what better way of ensuring their safety than by pointing a gun at them?
Gurley said his officers were acting on a tip from another law enforcement agency that pinged a cell phone to the house they visited.
Pinging is a way cell network providers use GPS to determine a person's whereabouts. Police are required to obtain a warrant before obtaining this information, the Supreme Court ruled last year.
But it evidently is not accurate if it sent police to the wrong house where they had to hold an innocent man at gunpoint.
And there is still the issue of the missing kids and why haven't police released their names and photos to ask the public for help in finding them rather than enter private homes with no warrant and with guns drawn?