..and the punk behavior continues
Let’s solve this problem once and for all in two steps
PUT CAMERAS ON THE IDIOTS
Fire that “Fuck you we’re never wrong police” Police chief and bring in somebody from way, way, way outside the Beltway to replace him.
An Iraq war veteran is accusing Fairfax County Police of using heavy handed tactics
By ABC 7 News, Roz Plater
July 25, 2015 - 11:13 pm
FAIRFAX, V.a. (WJLA ) - Alex Horton says it started Sunday morning June 14th. He was sound asleep in a model unit of his Alexandria apartment building while his unit was being repaired.
A neighbor thought he was a squatter and called police.
Horton says he woke to find three Fairfax County Police officers with their guns drawn.
"They came in and swept from either side with their guns drawn," Horton said. "Then one leapt on the bed and handcuffed me; my face was down."
Horton continued saying, "My risk of violent death went up a hundred percent that morning and I was doing nothing wrong."
He wrote about his experience on social media and in an Op-Ed for the Washington Post.
Then in a surprising move Fairfax County Police Chief Edwin Roessler issued a statement on Twitter saying in part:
"I can assure you no SWAT response was utilized in the response to this call for service. However, the Fairfax County Police Department takes seriously the writer’s remarks and as such, an inquiry by the Department’s Internal Affairs Bureau is being conducted at my direction."
The Chief also seemed to take issue with Horton calling it a "raid". But the Iraq Veteran sees it differently.
"I know what a raid is," Horton stated. "It's when you enter a person's house of building without knowledge of them coming, and you seek to subdue whoever is inside as quickly as possible. And that's precisely what they did."
Horton says he welcomes the internal affairs investigation, but isn't hopeful much will change.
"If they come back and say case closed...I expect them to do that."
His story is getting national traction on Twitter. He says he hopes it will ignite a debate that might prompt change.
"They're going to look at it and they're not going to have any self criticism," Horton said. "They will say this is according to the book, but they will not look to see if the book itself is wrong."