Memphis police hit wrong house in drug raid

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) -- Memphis Police have raided the wrong house, slightly injuring a mentally disabled resident.

Memphis Police Director Toney Armstrong said officers went to the wrong address to make a drug raid and will be disciplined.

Neighbors told WMC-TV on Wednesday they watched undercover police officers break down the door of the home and rush in. The disabled man and his mother were inside.

Armstrong said such mistakes are rare, but acknowledged they have occurred before in the city. He said he's thankful no one was seriously injured or killed. Armstrong said police execute a lot of search warrants and "accidents happen."

The chief apologized to the homeowner and said the city will pay for damages.


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