|SWAT was "needed" to execute a warrant on a DUI arrest. The home was systematically destroyed from end-to-end.|
It appears the family was subjected to "collective punishment" for the DUI suspect's recalcitrance. (Screen capture
from YouTube video)
A SWAT team in New York entirely demolished a family’s home last week in order to arrest a DUI suspect.
The aftermath of the raid looked more like the devastation caused by a tornado or earthquake, and the police have made no mention of the destruction in their reports.
During the standoff, the suspect shot and killed himself to avoid going to jail, but now his family is left homeless, and there is very little chance that the police who participated in the raid will help in any way.
According to The Ithaca Journal, 36-year-old David M. Cady Jr. had recently missed court dates relating to a DUI arrest, and a warrant was issued for his arrest. At around 7 p.m. on December 30th, police arrived at Cady’s house to serve a warrant, but he refused to leave his home because he was afraid of going to jail. Cady’s wife, Melissa, and their two son’s were also in the house at the time of the raid.
Police then pulled hundreds of officers from at least 18 different local police departments and staged a 3 day siege of the family’s home.
The Tompkins County Sheriff’s Department made a statement which glossed over the destruction of the home, saying only that they “breached the outside area of the house.”