December 20, 2014
According to a December 19 report by Twin City News, several people were arrested and a dog was killed during a SWAT team raid of a Wisconsin home on December 18.
Police spokesman Joel DeSpain stated the home, located in the 4300 block of Britta Drive in Southwest Side Madison, was raided by a part of a Dane County Narcotics Task Force team around 11:30 a.m. A high-risk search warrant had been issued to search the property.
In an interview with Twin City, DeSpain said.
“An aggressive dog was shot by police during the search of the residence. No officers or suspects were injured.”
The names of those arrested haven’t been released, but it was reported a number of people fled the home as the SWAT team arrived. Police believe all of those involved in the drug raid were caught.
Police haven’t made public what drugs they were looking for, or what was found during the raid.
While the investigation into the drugs is ongoing, police haven’t offered any information on why it was necessary to shoot the dog, and are standing behind their officers.
This case is reminiscent of the Hell’s Angel’s case several years ago where police were found negligent due to police not checking as to whether a dog is on the premises before a detailed drug raid takes place.
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