When interviewing the victim, Denver detective Gary Staab learned that Apple’s Find My app had locked on a residential location twice after the accident. So the detective pulled some legal levers and got a warrant to raid the place.
The resident of the address turned out to be a 77-year old lady, and no firearms or any of the stolen goods were found on the site. Furthermore, the SWAT team destroyed quite a few things in the search process (including a valuable doll collection) and used a battering ram to take down two doors.
Now detective Staab is being sued over the search and all the mayhem, with the main reason being that he failed to verify the location independently and relied only on the Find My app. Apple states that “Find My” is designed to pinpoint approximate locations and should not be used as a tool for initiating SWAT raids.
What’s even worse is that the Denver Police Department never apologized for the mistake, at least not until they found out that they were being sued. You can get more details about the story, including some footage of the raid, on 9News.
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