DoE S.W.A.T. Team Raids Wrong Home
A federal S.W.A.T. team that works for the Office of the Inspector General (OIG) raided the home of a Stockton, CA man, breaking down his door at 6 in the morning. The resident, Kenneth Wright, has no criminal record. The Federal agents woke his three young children, ages 3, 7, and 11, and put them in all in a police patrol car with Wright. OIG Officers then served a search warrant and entered the home. The agents were looking for Wright’s estranged wife, who does not live there. Wright remained handcuffed and detained for six hours.
Wright later went to the Stockton Police Department, and was told that the city of Stockton had nothing to do with the search warrant. OIG is a semi-independent branch of the Department of Education that executes warrants for criminal offenses such as student aid fraud, embezzlement of federal aid and bribery, according to Hamilton.
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(Attribution: ABC News 10)