A Virginia grandmother still has nightmares of the wrongful police raid conducted on her apartment on the morning of April 10, at which time several officers tied her up and questioned her in connection with an ongoing drug investigation.
No drugs were recovered from the premises, and an investigation by WTVR discovered that police likely raided the wrong residence, mistaking the elderly woman’s apartment letter “E” for a “G.”
Ruth Hunter, a 75-year-old woman, lives in Henrico, Virginia. She claims that she has never done anything illegal in her life. (RELATED: Sicko cop shoots man’s dog, Candy, on sight)
But on the morning of April 10, officers with the Virginia State Police kicked in her door and tied her up with cable ties. At first, she thought she was being robbed. After the officers identified themselves, they began aggressively questioning her and demanded to know where she was hiding the drugs. (RELATED: ABQ police, criticized for brutality, kill a THIRD suspect)
“I thought it was just someone breaking in to rob me and kill me,” she recalled in a statement. “[They] asked me had I ever stored drugs. [They] associated my granddaughter with knowing these people…How dare you bring my granddaughter in this stuff. She’s a law abiding citizen.”
No drugs were recovered from the apartment. (RELATED: Caught on camera: Cop kicking kids during a soccer game)
Police eventually arrested someone else — at an apartment two doors over from Hunter’s home. This apartment was “G.” Hunter’s apartment is “E.”
Hunter was so disturbed by the incident that she has decided to move out. She has not gotten so much as an apology from the department. Her door is still broken.
“I’m angry,” she said. “I am very angry. I am very irritated, because [the officer] never came back to say ‘ma’am, I apologize, I’m sorry.’”
It is common procedure for police to tie down residents while they perform searches, according to the Virginia State Police department.