- Elizabeth Rehn is suing the Metropolis and 5 cops after her residence was raided by police who had come to the unsuitable deal with
- The November 2020 incident was caught on surprising bodycam footage
- Rehn is seen shaking and terrified after armed officers drive their manner into her dwelling with raised weapons earlier than realizing their mistake
A girl is suing Seattle after cops broke down her door and raided her dwelling solely to find they had been on the unsuitable deal with.
Elizabeth Rehn endured the terrifying expertise of armed officers forcing entry to her dwelling as she was about to get into the tub three years in the past on November 22, 2020.
Rehn is now suing town of Seattle and 5 Seattle cops for unspecified damages, arguing that her civil rights had been violated and police had been negligent.
Bodycam footage of the incident reveals a male officer aggressively kicking down Rehn’s entrance door earlier than one other enters the residence pointing a gun and shouting ‘Seattle Police, present me your fingers!’
Elizabeth Rehn’s dwelling was raided by Seattle cops simply as she was about to get into the tub on November 22, 2020
Bodycam footage reveals Rehn (proper) seen shaking and terrified after the armed officers compelled their manner into her dwelling
‘What the f***’ a startled Rehn is heard responding.
‘Who else is inside’ the officer shouts, to which the terrified occupant says: ‘No one, I reside alone.’
In response to court docket paperwork the police had been responding to experiences of an individual in disaster throwing objects from a fourth ground window.
The bodycam footage reveals police checking home windows contained in the residence and commenting that none had been damaged.
Rehn alleges that not solely did police enter the unsuitable residence they had been additionally within the unsuitable constructing.
The go well with, filed in federal court docket final month, says the police had been dispatched to 3028 1st Avenue however entered 3016 as a substitute.
‘I do not’ suppose I’ve ever seen anyone as terrified and shook as Ms. Rehn was, and I have been an civil rights legal professional for 28 years’ Rehn’s legal professional, Jay Krulewitch instructed Komo Information.
Footage reveals officers shouting ‘Seattle Police, let me see your fingers’
Officers are seen contained in the property the place they notice their mistake
Rehn’s legal professional, Jay Krulewitch (pictured) mentioned his consumer feared for her life
‘She was nervous about being shot to dying as a result of once they broke down her door she did not know who was coming into her residence, she hunkered down she was about to take a shower she barely had time to throw a big coat over herself,’ Krulewitch defined.
‘I consider the crying and sobbing and from what she expressed to me displays how shut she got here to dying.
‘This was not a minor incident it was a terrifying incident to her and left an enduring imprint on her’ he added.
‘You’ve got the unsuitable f***ing deal with, are you f***ing kidding me’ she is heard telling the officers in her distressed state.
‘I did not know who the f*** was at my door’ she added.
Seattle Police mentioned they might not touch upon pending litigation.