Police Botch Raid, Refuse To Say if They Had Search Warrant (Video)

| by Michael Allen

Kaiti Glazier says that about a dozen armed officers broke into her home in Massillon, Ohio, to find a man whom police had been told repeatedly did not live there.

The botched raid happened on Dec. 12 (video below).

Glazier and her 3-year-old daughter were asleep in a bed when the officers, whom she believes were with the Northern Ohio Violent Fugitive Task Force (U.S. Marshals), raided her home.

"I was like, 'What is happening? Is this real?'" Glazier told NewsChannel 5.

Glazier said the officers told her they were looking for Christopher Williams, a man wanted for violating his probation.

Glazier told law enforcement that Williams didn't live in her home, a fact that her husband had already confirmed to the police back in November.

The officers reportedly held Glazier and her toddler for almost an hour while they searched the home, including a bread box.

"They did no homework at all. Because I can find Chris Williams' history on the Internet. I can Google better than they can apparently," added Glazier.

Glazier said the officers cursed at her in front of her toddler.

Glazier recalled asking the officers for a search warrant during the raid, but claims the lead officer threatened to arrest her.

The U.S. Department of Justice and the U.S. Marshals would not confirm or deny whether or not there was a search warrant for Glazier's home, which may be a violation of the Fourth Amendment.

According to The Free Thought Project, the U.S. Marshals released a statement in which they bragged about how many fugitives they have arrested, but refused to comment on their actions:

U.S. Marshals Service-led task forces adopt state and local warrants involving violent fugitives, usually the “worst of the worst” violent offenders. In fiscal year 2013, we arrested more than 110,000 fugitives nationally. Whenever U.S. Marshals deputies and task force officers enter private residences, they do so in accordance with the laws of the United States. We cannot comment on potential or pending litigation, but any member of the public who believes that a Marshals Service employee acted negligently may submit a claim under the Federal Tort Claims Act.

Sources: NewsChannel 5, The Free Thought Project