Family Angry After Police Target Wrong House
Couple Wants Apology From Police
Last Updated: 1432 days ago
An Indianapolis family is asking for an apology from police after officers mistakenly barged into their home during an early-morning warrant sweep.Marye Minton, 70, and her 72-year-old husband were awoken early Thursday to officers banging on the door of their home, 6News' Ericka Flye reported.Marye Minton said she is upset that the officers came inside and ordered her husband, who is in poor health, onto the ground."They said to him, 'Get on the floor,' like that, and see my husband's had four strokes, and he can't whoop anybody, he can't do anything," she said. "I'm very mad and I don't want it to happen to another citizen."Officers were trying to serve a warrant for a man wanted on drug charges. The address listed on the paperwork was 4042. The Minton's home is 4048, with both house numbers clearly marked.But Major Mark Robinett of the Marion County Sheriff's Department, who is in charge of warrant sweeps, said he was told that officers had a difficult time reading the addresses because of overcast skies.He said the officers identified themselves and handled their mistake appropriately."Within a couple of minutes they determined that they were at the wrong address. At that point, they apologized and they left," he said.The Mintons said their front door was damaged by the officers' banging. They said they want a formal apology."I want them to come in here and tell me that they're sorry," Marye Minton said. "Not on the phone, don't send me a letter. Come in my door, like you sent your men in my house."Robinett said even though an apology was made Thursday morning, that someone will go back to the home soon and offer and apology in person.