Working off a tip from ‘snitch’, Buffalo Police Lieutenant Sean O’Brien and Detective Shawn Adams went before the Chief Judge of Buffalo City Courts, the Hon. Judge Thomas Amodeo, and swore they had probable cause to raid a house in Buffalo where a man – whose name they did not know – was selling heroin and marijuana.
Neither could police tell the judge the age, height or weight of the man, or whether he was white, brown, yellow, black or red, but they knew his address was 85 Ullman; a green house, with white trim.
On the early morning of December 21, in the final hours of darkness of what was the longest night of the year, a SWAT of Buffalo Police Narcotics Officers, in paramilitary gear, stormed the Ullman St. home.
Inside, they encountered a grey haired, white man and a [German shepherd].
Within seconds, police ordered the man to lie on the floor face down and shot his dog in the head.
They found a small bag with white residue that the police say is cocaine. The article points out the man’s attorney is currently “pursuing lawsuits in a dozen wrong house raids and dog killings.”