NYPD Keeps Raiding Home Of Man Who Died Eight Years Ago

| by Sarah Fruchtnicht

A Brooklyn family says the NYPD keeps raiding their home looking for a man who died eight years ago, even though his widow has taped his death certificate to the door.

James Jordan Sr., who died from diabetes in 2006 at age 46, was a security guard with a minor criminal history, including turn-style jumping, the New York Post reported.

His widow, Karen Jordan, filed a federal suit against the NYPD last week for repeatedly trying to arrest him on an outstanding warrant, and ransacking her home at least four times this year without a search warrant.

She finally taped his death certificate to the door.

“I wanted it to be the first thing they saw before they came into my home and flipped it upside down,” Jordan said. “I can’t hide anyone in my apartment. It’s not big enough for that. But they keep coming and insisting that he’s in my house.”

Jordan had three sealed arrests in 1996, but he got his act together.

“He was a hardworking man, and he took care of eight kids,” Karen said. “It isn’t right for them to be coming after him like this. There’s no reason for it.”

After she protested the searches, she says she was threatened by police.

“They tell me to be quiet or they’ll lock me up,” she said. “So they go through my entire house, turning out drawers, looking in closets, harassing my children and asking them terrible questions."

In July, their 31-year-old son, James Jordan Jr., was arrested when he told cops his name.

“I told them that my father was gone,” he told The Post. “They just didn’t believe me. When they came in, they came in like a riot team. It was like a raid. Six officers rushed into the apartment and woke me up.”

Jordan Sr. and his friends were charged with weapons-possession, but the charges were later dropped, according to the family’s attorney Ugo Uzoh.

“My dad’s spirit is here. But you can’t arrest his spirit,” Jordan Jr. said. “I just want my dad to rest in peace. Even when you’re dead, you still get harassed.”

Sources: New York Post, Gothamist