July 16, 2012
SEE, THERE’S A REASON THE “MIDNIGHT KNOCK ON THE DOOR” HAS A BAD REPUTATION: Deputies shoot, kill man after knocking on wrong door.
In the early morning hours, deputies knocked on 26-year-old Andrew Lee Scott’s door without identifying themselves as law enforcement officers. Scott answered the door with a gun in his hand. . . . Residents said the unannounced knock at the door at 1:30 a.m. may be the reason why the tragedy happened.
“He was the wrong guy and he got shot and killed anyway. There’s fault on both sides. I think more so on the county,” Ryan Perry said. “I can understand why he [the deputy] did it, but it should have never gone down like that,” Perry said.
Nope. It’s police malpractice.