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Computer snafu is behind at least 50 ‘raids’ on Brooklyn couple’s home

Posted By admin On March 19, 2010 @ 8:08 am In Prison Planet | Comments Disabled

Kate Nocera and John Lauinger
New York Daily News [1]
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.

Full story here. [1]

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