WRONG HOUSE RAID
(Taxpayers Hit In The Wallet
Los Angeles Daily News
Saturday, June 17, 2000
Page 8 under "BRIEFLY" column
L.A. Council OKs Legal
The City Council
on Friday approved a $775,000 settlement in a case in which police serving a
drug-related search warrant stormed the wrong house, terrifying an elderly
couple and seven other people.
Narcotics officers from
the LAPD's Southwest Division mistakenly went to the South Central Los Angeles
home of Climon Hawkins, 68, and his wife, Sally, 65, on April 7,
The Hawkins' attorney,
Paul deMontesquiou said the officers were looking for a home two doors down.
"The officers cuffed
everyone and pointed guns," deMontesquiou said.
The Hawkins were treated
for lower back and knee injuries.
--City News Service
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