It's about time that those who are sworn to uphold the law and violate it are held accountable just like the public. That recently happened in Detroit, Michigan when two members of the Detroit Police Department's burglary unit were charged last Friday, October 5, 2018, after breaking into a home looking for a suspect after the homeowner told them they could not enter his dwelling without a warrant, which they didn't have.
The homeowner, 28-year-old Tashar Cornelius, said that Officer Bradley Clark and Sgt. Paul Glaza knocked on his door and asked to search his home for an alleged suspect, according to The Detroit News. Interestingly enough, they not only didn't have a warrant to search Cornelius' house, but they didn't have an arrest warrant for the person they claimed to be searching for.
"It is alleged that (the officers) were part of the burglary task force, and entered a home without a search warrant at 22550 block of Pembroke," Assistant Wayne County Prosecutor Maria Miller said in a statement. "They also did not have an arrest warrant for the person they were searching for, who was not in the house. They instead detained and arrested the homeowner."
"A couple cops came to the house looking for a suspect," Cornelius said. "I told them the man they were looking for wasn't here, but they refused to listen to what I was saying. They wanted to come in my house, and I told them 'without a search warrant, you have no right to be here.'
"I guess that teed them off," he said. "I shut the door on them, but they didn't leave my property. They seemed convinced their suspect was here. So they kicked in the door and came in with their weapons drawn. Then they put me in handcuffs and searched the property."
It just ruffled their feathers that someone knew their rights and weren't just going to submit to their Gestapo tactics, but that didn't stop them.
They also claimed the Cornelius had an illegal taser in his house, something that wouldn't even be admitted as evidence against him because of their lawless actions.
Cornelius was arrested and taken to the Mound Correctional Facility, where he spent 36 hours without being charged. He was finally released.
Sounds like a kidnapping, doesn't it?
"They violated my constitutional rights," Cornelius said. "I have to stand up against that."
Cornelius also said that he was considering suing the city over the incident, which he should do.
Both officers were charged with second-degree home invasion, misconduct in office, malicious destruction of property under $200, and entering without a homeowner's permission. The officers were also granted bail of $5,000. Both officers face up to 15 years in prison if convicted.
The crime occurred on January 22, 2018.
The officers were also suspended and under investigation, according to Detroit Police Lt. La Shanna Potts.
It's also interesting to note that Officer Clark was by the usurper himself, Barack Hussein Obama Soetoro Sobarkah, in 2012 with the National Association of Police Organizations Top Cops awards for confronting a man who entered the former Northwestern District headquarters with a shotgun on Jan. 23, 2011, and opened fire, wounding four officers before police fatally shot the suspect.Don't forget to Like Freedom Outpost on Facebook, Google Plus, & Twitter. You can also get Freedom Outpost delivered to your Amazon Kindle device here.