LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - Little Rock police say a drug informant pointed to the wrong door before detectives and SWAT team members broke into the wrong apartment during a drug raid this week. Officers used two flash-bangs for distraction and a ram to knock the door open. Officers handcuffed the resident but released her a short time later after realizing their mistake. Police spokesman Lieutenant Terry Hastings says officers apologized to the woman and her daughter who were in the apartment. When detectives searched the neighboring apartment, they found drug paraphrenalia and two plastic bags they suspect contained marijuana. The suspect was not home.
The manager of Barton Oaks Apartments, Cathy Seifert, says police have been trying to make things right, and are taking steps to reimburse the company for the damages to the door and some carpet.
March 21, 2009 3:04 PM ET