Fullerton Police Raid Wrong House, Acting Police Chief Apologizes to Family a Year Later
At last night's city council meeting, almost a year after four Fullerton police officers wrongfully raided her home, Robyn Nordell got the apology and policy change she's been waiting for.
Turns out, the officers mistook the Nordell home for a neighbor's home, where they were to enforce a parole violation.
"That kind of thing could end in tragedy," Nordell told theWeekly
. "It's vitally important that they get the right house."
Acting Police Chief Kevin Hamilton apologizes to the Nordell family for a mistaken police raid at their home last year.
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In the Nordell case, however, the officers didn't report the mistake to a command staff employee until five days and several phone calls by Nordell after the incident. Nordell said knowing that it might never have come to light if not for her persistence was almost worse than the raid itself.
Ron Thomas hands Mayor Richard Jones a "Justice For Kelly" pin.
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