Letters to the Editor

Bad police procedures

Re the Feb. 10 article Suspect: I thought the cops were robbers: It is evident that once again law-enforcement agencies take a gestapo-like approach to serving warrants for relatively minor white-collar crimes.

Given that the warrant in this case was related to unemployment fraud, why did they use stun grenades to serve it? These devices should only be used for violent-crime warrants.

Elton Bandoo, as any other concerned citizen would have done, used anything he could to defend his home from an unknown intruder. Bandoo has no police record. Why would he suspect police to be at his door at 5 a.m.?

I feel terrible for the wounded officer and I respect and admire our law enforcement agencies. But in this case it’s obvious that the police erred in actions leading up to this shooting.

Roy Rodriguez,