HOME RAID: Watch Ankeny Police’s News Conference
The Ankeny Police Department held a news conference Wednesday afternoon to discuss the execution of a search warrant at a Des Moines home last week.
Watch the raw footage of Ankeny police chief Gary Mikulec:
We’ll have more on this story on the Channel 13 News at Five and Six.
Channel 13’s Aaron Brilbreck brought you the story first on Monday after being contacted by Justin Ross. Ross says Ankeny police used a battering ram to force their way into his mother’s home to search for suspects accused of using stolen credit cards to buy clothes and electronics.
A closed circuit television camera installed outside the home was ripped out by one of the officers and another inside the home was covered up during the execution of the search warrant.
Two people in the home were arrested on unrelated charges during the incident.
Aaron did a follow-up story Tuesday night and talked with an Ankeny Police spokeswoman who told him the department takes several factors into account when deciding how to enter a home in executing a warrant. Police say one of those is whether the occupants may be armed. Officials say they had reason to believe someone in the home had a gun.