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NYPD cops raid wrong house, post picture of family in cuffs on Snapchat

December 24, 2016  |  Posted by: JammedUp Staff
NYPD cops raid wrong house, post picture of family in cuffs on Snapchat

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NYPD warrant squad raid the wrong home.

New York City Police officials have suspended an officer amid a family’s outrage after NYPD cops mistakingly raided their Brooklyn apartment and posted a photo on Snapchat with the heading “Merry Christmas Its NYPD.”

According to WABC-TV, an NYPD warrant squad raided the family’s apartment in the Brownsville section of Brooklyn early Thursday morning, placing handcuffs on all the inhabitants inside the residence.

Kimberly Santiago told the local station that police officers were conducting a search for an individual who didn’t live in the apartment and whom she doesn’t know.

NYPD Snapchat

Police finally left the apartment after three hours But not before Santiago says two pictures of the botched raid were posted on Snapchat’s “New York story” feed which a compilation of photos and videos posted by users in New York City.

A second photo posted had the caption, “warrant sweeps It’s still a party smh.”

“Ya’ll know that when you came to this house, looking for the wrong person that we don’t even know and we (assumed) he was texting on his phone, because for the entire three hours (we sat) here, he was the one standing there on his phone, but we didn’t think an officer would do that,” Santiago told WABC.

A New York City Police spokeswoman says the department’s internal affairs bureau has launched an investigation into the incident.

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