Officer Brandon Huckle, of Massena, New York, is currently under investigation for repeatedly (and gleefully?) slamming a door against a car parked in a garage. The incident happened while Officer Huckle was executing a search warrant at the house. And he either didn’t know or didn’t care that his alleged act of vandalism was being recorded on a video camera.
The door hits a silver car as Huckle enters. Huckle then intentionally grabs the door and swings it twice more into the side of the car.
There have been countless accusations over the years of police maliciously ransacking houses during the executions of search warrants, but it’s not often captured on video.
“Clients tell me all the time that property is destroyed or stolen during search warrants,” Brian Barrett, the car owner’s attorney, told North Country Now. “This is a rare occasion where we have a video of a police officer destroying a client’s property. I’m more inclined to believe my clients now that I’ve seen this with my own eyes. I’ve got to take a very close look at those cases and the returns on the warrant and things like that.”
Thanks to boingboing for pointing this out.