Indy Week’s John Tucker has uncovered an amazing story of Durham Police claiming fake 911 calls in order to gain entry into people’s homes to conduct illegal searches, seizures, and ultimately arrests.
The story has been picked up by the Washington Post.
So far I haven’t seen any other local reporting about this practice, which is plainly illegal.
The fact that Durham Police had to release a policy memo saying that the practice is prohibited should be indication enough that it was not a one-off type of incident, but rather something of a standard practice in Durham.
UPDATE: Ed Crump notes that ABC11 reported on this as well along with John Tucker last week.