Kari Edwards and her live-in boyfriend were raided by a SWAT team and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security early in the morning on June 10 in Homestead, Florida.
Edwards posted part of a surveillance video (below) of the raid on YouTube.
Edwards wrote on her YouTube page that officers smashed in her door and used flashbangs while she was getting out of the shower and "demanded that I drop the towel I was covering my naked body with before snatching it off of me physically and throwing me to the ground."
"I requested to see ID and the agent pointed at his uniform that read POLICE and said, 'Isn't this ID enough for you?'" Edwards recalled.
Edwards, who used to work for the DHS, but has been disabled since in 2006, told PoliceStateUSA.com, “I know I saw ‘ICE’ on one shirt and my boyfriend saw ‘Gang Task Force’ on another. Someone’s just said, ‘Special Agent.’
“While I lay naked [on the ground] I was cuffed so tightly I could not feel my hands," Edwards recounted. "For no reason, at gunpoint. [Agents] refused to cover me, no matter how many times I asked.”
Edwards wrote on her YouTube page that the video that she posted is short and incomplete because the officers turned the video cameras against the wall (video below) and claimed they could not be recorded.
After searching and trashing her home for two hours, the officers gave Edwards a warrant signed by Judge Jonathan Goodman of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida that authorized law enforcement to search for computers and electronics.
“They didn’t take any and didn’t even look at most of it,” Edwards stated. “We have a lot [of electronics] because my boyfriend fixes up broken computers to resell. I still don’t know why. I called the judge’s chambers today and the secretary said he or someone else would get back to me.”