SWAT Team Invades Florida Home Without Permission

Posted on: March 25th, 2014 4 Comments
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A Jacksonville neighborhood fight that escalated in a SWAT team standoff has left one of the neighbors feeling angry and violated. Deborah Franz who lives across the street from the house where the fight broke out says she was forced out of her home for six hours and while she was gone the SWAT team messed with things in her house.

On a Sunday afternoon around 1 p.m. Franz overheard a fight at her neighbor’s house. Soon the whole neighborhood was swarmed with SWAT officers who surrounded the house. One of them ordered Franz to leave her home and she couldn’t return till around 7 p.m. when the scene was cleared.

“The cop goes ‘You all need to leave, you can’t be in your house,’” said Franz.

When she returned inside, she said there was something off. Her blinds were opened, someone had disconnected her Xbox and TV and a drape from her bedroom window was thrown on the ground. At first she thought she was robbed, but after realizing there was nothing missing she assumed that the SWAT team was in her house.

Franz called Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office and got a confirmation from the sheriff that his men were inside. Now she demands an apology from the JSO because no one informed her about entering her house.

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“If you’re going to come in my home and use my home, at least let me know or at least try to contact me,” said Franz.

According to criminal defense attorney Miguel Rosada Jr. it will be hard to bring forth this case because there was no damage made, but he agrees that the police should have informed Franz before using her home.

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4 Responses

  1. Rosetta Bailey says:

    Where is our 4th amendment right???
    Where is our Bill of Rights?
    Where is our freedom as a citizen of this once great country?
    This was an out of control police invasion of her home and I say HOME without her knowledge, this will surely escalate to a level that all of our rights are being violated.
    God bless America

  2. cristinaviolinist says:

    Something similar happened to me once. I was woken up at 3:30 am by 3 cops and 2 paramedics turning on the fluorescent light in my bedroom at my college dorm. They started loudly interrogating me, but I was still half asleep and had no idea what they were saying. I was an 18 year old girl there in my pajamas with no bra in front of 5 grown men in my well-lit bedroom in the middle of the night, so I was also very embarrassed! One sat on my bed and another one picked up my bra off the dresser! Turns out, they were looking for my drunk 18-year-old roommate, but she wasn’t even home yet from her party! I’ve never partied in my life, but they must have thought I was drunk because I was so sleepy! And get this: since it was one of those dorms that is just one bedroom connected to the outside hallway, the commotion of them shouting questions at me attracted 25 of my neighbors, so the entire hall was watching me through the WIDE OPEN door, in my PJs, still 75% asleep, bras on the dresser, etc.! To this day, I’m always sure to have my bedroom spotless and laundry put away, just in case police barge in again and mistake a sleeping person for a drunk one!

  3. Rustin Chrisco says:

    If you do not vote Libertarian then you vote for this abuse of power. All other political parties support it.

  4. Ted Taupier says:

    Insane police everywhere …

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