Kate Nocera and John Lauinger
New York Daily News
Friday, March 19, 2010
Blame it on a computer.
Embarrassed cops on Thursday cited a “computer glitch” as the reason police targeted the home of an elderly, law-abiding couple more than 50 times in futile hunts for bad guys.
Apparently, the address of Walter and Rose Martin’s Brooklyn home was used to test a department-wide computer system in 2002.
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What followed was years of cops appearing at the Martins’ door looking for murderers, robbers and rapists – as often as three times a week.
After the Daily News exclusively reported on the couple’s plague of police raids yesterday, apologetic detectives from the NYPD’s Identity Theft Squad showed up at their home.
This article was posted: Friday, March 19, 2010 at 8:08 am