Federal Agents Raid Wrong Home, Injure Cat

Federal Agents Raid Wrong Home, Injure Cat

(UnitedReader.com) – Law enforcement officers are human, and thus, can occasionally make mistakes. Still, they don’t typically continue to raid the wrong home even after the homeowner informs them they don’t have the right address. One man from Lynnwood, Washington, says that’s exactly what happened to him in 2018.

Juan Alberto Castaneda Miranda is suing the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (ATF), and the Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) over a raid on his apartment on July 17, 2018.

Castaneda Miranda claims officers damaged his home and personal vehicle to the extent, he had to move to a different location. Additionally, his beloved cat also succumbed to injuries sustained during the disturbing incident, passing away.

Details from the raid are troubling. Federal officers allegedly forced Castaneda Miranda and his girlfriend out of bed at gunpoint and demanded answers about local drug traffickers. The plaintiff then showed his wallet to the agents, proving they had the wrong address and person.

Police didn’t buy it, cuffing the couple instead of leaving the scene. After ripping the apartment apart, authorities found nothing to tie Miranda, a Comcast technician, to drug trafficking.

Once they realized they had the wrong house, authorities admitted they made a mistake and gave the man a packet of documents to receive reimbursement for damages sustained in the raid.

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