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Looking for DEA statistics

Discussion in 'General' started by TheElcinator, Mar 13, 2012.

  1. I am having a hard time finding statistics on the DEA. I am specifically looking for statistics on raids on wrong homes and any deaths involved.

    If anyone can help me out, that would be phenomenal. :wave:
     

  2. Always happy to help :)

    John Adams
    64 years old
    Lebanon, Tennessee
    October, 2000
    Shot to death during a SWAT drug raid while watching TV. The house didn’t match the description on the warrant.

    Rev. Jonathan Ayers
    28 years old
    Toccoa, Georgia
    September, 2009
    After meeting with a parishioner who was under surveillance by drug cops, the pastor went to a Convenience store ATM. Coming out, he was confronted by men waving guns. He didn’t know they were undercover cops, and was shot to death while driving off, fearing for his life.

    Xavier Bennett
    8 years old
    Atlanta, Georgia
    November, 1991
    Xavier was accidentally shot to death by officers in a pre-dawn drug raid during a gunfight with one of Xavier’s relatives.

    Delbert Bonnar
    57 years old
    Belpre, Ohio
    October, 1998
    Shot 8 times by police in drug raid. They were looking for his son.

    Veronica Bowers
    35 years old
    Charity Bowers

    7 months old
    In the air over Peru
    April, 2001
    As part of a long-standing arrangement to stop drug shipments, U.S. government tracking provided the information for the Peruvian Air Force to mistakenly shoot down a Cessna plane carrying missionaries. Killed in the incident were Roni Bowers, a missionary with the Association of Baptists for World Evangelism, and her daughter, Charity. In 2008, a new report surfaced indicating widespread problems with the shoot-down program that had been withheld from Congress by the CIA.

    Rudolfo “Rudy” Cardenas
    43 years old
    San Jose, California
    February, 2004
    Rudy was a father of five who was passing by a house targeted by narcotics officers attempting to serve a parole violation warrant and the police mistakenly thought he was the one they were there to arrest. They chased Cardenas, and he fled, apparently afraid of them (they were not uniformed). Cardenas was shot multiple times in the back.
    Dorothy Duckett, 78, told the Mercury News she looked out her fifth-floor window after hearing one gunshot and saw Cardenas pleading for his life. “I watched him running with his hands in the air. He kept saying, ‘Don’t shoot. Don’t shoot,’” Duckett said. “He had absolutely nothing in his hands.”


    Jose Colon
    20 years old
    Suffolk, New York
    April, 2002
    Jose was outside the house where he had come to repay a $20 debt, when a drug raid on the house commenced. He was shot in the head by SWAT.

    Troy Davis
    25 years old
    North Richland Hills, Texas
    December, 1999
    During a no-knock raid to find some marijuana plants he was growing, he was shot to death in his living room. There are disputed accounts regarding whether he had a gun.

    Anthony Andrew Diotaiuto
    23 years old
    Sunrise, Florida
    August, 2005
    Anthony worked two jobs to help pay for the house he lived in with his mother. He had permit for a concealed weapon because of the areas he traveled through for his night job. Sunrise police claimed that he had sold some marijuana, and because they knew he had a legal gun, decided to use SWAT. Neighbors claim that the police did not identify themselves. Police first claimed that Anthony pointed his gun at them, and later changed their story. Regardless, Anthony was dead with 10 bullets in him, and the police found 2 ounces of marijuana. Article.

    Annie Rae Dixon
    84 years old
    Tyler, Texas
    January, 1993
    Bedridden with pneumonia during a drug raid. Officer kicked open her bedroom door and accidentally shot her.

    Patrick Dorismond
    26 years old
    New York, New York
    March, 2000
    Patrick was a security guard who wanted to become a policeman. He was off-duty and unarmed when he went out with friends. Standing on the street looking for a taxi, he was approached by undercover police who asked to buy some marijuana from him. Patrick was offended by the request (he didn’t use drugs), and a scuffle ensued. Dorismond was then shot to death by the police.

    Shirley Dorsey
    56 years old
    Placerville, California
    April, 1991
    Rather than being compelled to testify against her 70-year-old boyfriend (Byron Stamate) for cultivating the medicinal cannabis she depended upon to help control her crippling back pain, Shirley Dorsey committed suicide. She saw it as the only way to prevent the forfeiture of their home and property. Despite her suicide, Stamate was sentenced to 9 months prison, and his home, cottage, and $177,000 life savings were seized.

    Juan Mendoza Fernandez
    60 years old
    Dallas, Texas
    September, 2000
    Police found a variety of drugs when they raided the Fernandez’ home. However, Juan apparently believed he was the victim of burglars during the raid, and was shot while trying to protect his 11-year-old granddaughter. He and his wife had been married 36 years and had four children and 13 grandchildren.

    Curt Ferryman
    24 years old
    Jacksonville, Florida
    August, 2000
    Undercover agents were attempting to arrest Ferryman, who was in his car and unarmed. A DEA agent knocked on the car window with his gun to get the suspect’s attention, and the gun went off, killing him as he sat in the car.

    Derek Hale
    25 years old
    Wilmington, Delaware
    November, 2006
    A retired Marine Sergeant who served two tours in Iraq, was peacefully sitting on the front stoop of a house, when police in unmarked cars who had him under surveillance (believing based on his acquaintances that he might be part of a narcotics ring) pulled up and tasered him three times, causing him to go into convulsions and throw up. Because he had not gotten his hand free from his jacket quickly enough (while convulsing) an officer then shot him point blank in the chest with three .40 caliber rounds. Hale’s widow has filed a civil lawsuit.

    Willie Heard
    46 years old
    Osawatomie, Kansas
    February, 1999
    SWAT conducted a no-knock drug raid, complete with flash-bang grenades. Heard was shot to death in front of his wife and 16-year-old daughter who had cried for help. Fearing home invasion, he was holding an empty rifle. The raid was at the wrong house.

    Clayton Helriggle
    23 years old
    Eaton, Ohio
    September, 2002
    Clayton was shot to death while coming down the stairs during a suprise raid. He was carrying either a gun or a plastic cup, depending on the report. Less than an ounce of marijuana was found.

    Esequiel Hernandez
    18 years old
    Redford, Texas
    May, 1997
    Hernandez was shot and killed by a Marine sniper in camouflage who was part of a military unit conducting drug interdiction activities near the Mexican border. Esequiel was out herding his family’s goats and had taken a break to shoot at some tin cans with his antique rifle.

    John Hirko
    21 years old
    Pennsylvania
    1997
    An unarmed man with no prior offenses was shot to death in his house by a squad of masked police. In a no-knock raid, they tossed a smoke grenade in through a window, setting the house on fire. Hirko, suspected of dealing small amounts of marijuana and cocaine, was found face down on his stairway, shot in the back while fleeing the burning building. When the fire was finally put out, officers found some marijuana seeds in an unsinged plastic bag. The Town of Bethlehem settled the resulting lawsuit for $7 million+ and an agreement to reform police department procedures and training.

    Lynette Gayle Jackson
    29 years old
    Riverdale, Georgia
    September, 2000
    Shot to death in her bed by SWAT team.

    Kathyrn Johnston
    88 years old
    Atlanta, Georgia
    November, 2006
    Kathryn lived in a rough neighborhood and a relative gave her a gun for protection. When she noticed men breaking through her security bars into her house she fired a shot into the ceiling. They were narcotics officers and fired 39 shots back, killing her. The police had falsified information in order to obtain a no-knock search warrant based on incorrect information from a dealer they had framed. After killing Johnson and realizing that she was completely innocent, they planted some marijuana in the basement. Eventually their stories fell apart federal and state investigations learned the truth. Additional facts have come to light that this was not an isolated incident in the Atlanta police department.

    Officer Ron Jones
    29 years old
    Prentiss, Mississippi
    December, 2001
    Officer Jones was in the process of serving a drug warrant, based on an informant tip. While trying to enter the rear of a duplex, he broke into the wrong apartment and was shot by the resident, Corey Maye, who had no prior record and was protecting his daughter. No drugs were found. Maye was charged with capital murder, and sentenced to death.
    Corey Maye was a Drug War Victim waiting to happen. Fortunately, his death sentence was eventually overturned and he is now serving life in prison.


    Tony Martinez
    19 years old
    De Valle, Texas
    December, 20001
    Officers conducted a drug raid on a mobile home in De Valle. Martinez, who was not the target of the raid, was asleep on the couch when the raid commenced. Hearing the front door smashed open, he sat up, and was shot to death in the chest.

    Peter McWilliams
    50 years old
    Laurel Canyon, California
    June, 2000

    Peter was a world-famous author and an advocate of medical marijuana, not only because he believed in it in principle, but because it was keeping him alive (he had AIDS and non-Hodgkins lymphoma). After California passed a law legalizing medical marijuana, Peter helped finance the efforts of Todd McCormick to cultivate marijuana for distribution to those who needed it for medical reasons. Federal agents got wind of his involvement, and Peter was a target for his advocacy. He was arrested, and in federal court was prevented from mentioning his medical condition or California’s law. While he was on bail awaiting sentencing, the prosecutors threatened to take away his mother’s house (used for bail) if he failed a drug test, so he stopped using the marijuana which controlled his nausea from the medications and allowed him to keep them down. He was found dead on the bathroom floor, choked to death on his own vomit.

    Ismael Mena
    45 years old
    Denver, Colorado
    September, 1999
    Mena was killed when police barged into his house looking for drugs. They had the wrong address.

    Pedro Oregon Navarro
    22 years old
    Houston, Texas
    July, 1998
    Following up on a tip from a drug suspect, 6 officers crowded into a hallway outside Navarro’s bedroom. When the door opened, one officer shouted that he had a gun. Navarro’s gun was never fired, but officers fired 30 rounds, with 12 of them hitting Pedro. No drugs were found.

    Cheryl Noel
    44 years old
    Dunkalk, Maryland
    January, 2005
    Substitute Sunday School Teacher Cheryl Noel possessed a registered handgun, which she kept in her bedroom (9 years earlier, Cheryl has lost her 16-year-old stepdaughter in a shooting murder). On January 19, just before 5 am, police burst into her home using flash-bang grenade and battering ram looking for drugs. Both Cheryl and her husband were asleep in the master bedroom. Suddenly awake and fearing an armed intrusion, Cheryl grabbed her gun. Police kicked in the bedroom door and shot her 3 times.

    Mario Paz
    65 years old
    Compton, California
    August, 1999
    Mario was shot twice in the back in his bedroom during a SWAT raid looking for marijuana. No drugs were found.

    Charmene Pickering
    27 years old
    Brooklyn, New York
    July, 2001
    Charmene was a passenger in a car driven by a drug suspect. State troopers and DEA agents were in the process of arresting the driver when the trooper’s gun went off and hit Charmene in the neck, killing her. Both passenger and driver were unarmed.

    Manuel Ramirez
    Stockton, California
    January, 1993
    At 2 am, police smashed down the door and rushed into the home of Manuel Ramirez, a retired golf course groundskeeper. Ramirez awoke, grabbed a pistol and shot and killed officer Arthur Parga before other officers killed him. Police were raiding the house based on a tip that drugs were on the premises, but they found no drugs.

    Officer Arthur P. Parga
    32 years old
    Stockton, California
    January, 1993

    Deputy Keith Ruiz
    36 years old
    Travis County, Texas
    February, 2001
    Ruiz was a husband and father who was a veteran of numerous SWAT raids. In the process of serving a drug warrant, he was trying to break down the door to a mobile home occupied by painter Edwin Delamora, his wife, and two young children. Confused by the raid at night, Delamora yelled to his wife that they were being robbed and shot through the door, killing Ruiz.

    Donald P. Scott
    61 years old
    Malibu, California
    October, 1992
    Government agencies were interested in the property of this reclusive millionaire. A warrant was issued based on concocted “evidence” of supposed marijuana plantings, and a major raid was conducted with a 32-man assault team. Scott was shot to death in front of his wife. No drugs were found.
    A later official report found: “It is the District Attorney’s opinion that the Los Angeles County Sheriffs Department was motivated, at least in part, by a desire to seize and forfeit the ranch for the government. Based in part upon the possibility of forfeiture, Spencer obtained a search warrant that was not supported by probable cause. This search warrant became Donald Scott’s death warrant.”


    Alberto Sepulveda
    11 years old
    Modesto, California
    September, 2000
    Alberto was killed by a shotgun blast to the back while following police orders and lying face down on the floor during a SWAT raid. He was a seventh-grader at Prescott Senior Elementary School.

    Isaac Singletary
    80 years old
    Jacksonville, Florida
    January, 2007
    Isaac lived in a rough neighborhood and often brought out his gun to chase off drug dealers. So when he saw a couple of low-lifes conducting transactions on his lawn, he came out with it again and told them to get off his property. Except they were undercover narcotics officers so they shot him. Isaac managed to get a shot or two off in response, but the officers were able to finish him off.

    Gary Shepherd
    45 years old
    Broadhead, Kentucky
    August, 1993
    When a Kentucky drug task force came to uproot his marijuana plants in August 1993, pot-grower and Vietnam vet Gary Shepherd told them, “You will have to kill me first,” took out his rifle and sat down on his front porch. That evening he was shot dead in front of his infant son. Despite the fact that Shepherd never fired a shot and his family was pleading with authorities for negotiations, state police sharpshooters appeared from the brush without warning and opened fire when he refused to drop his rifle.

    Alberta Spruill
    57 years old
    Harlem, New York
    May, 2003
    Police, acting on a tip, forced their way into Spruill’s home, setting off flash grenades. She suffered a heart attack and died. It was the wrong address.

    Ashley Villareal
    14 years old
    San Antonio, Texas
    February, 2003
    Ashley went outside at night with a family friend to move their freshly washed car under shelter. DEA agents, interested in her father, were staking out the house, and believing that her father was driving, shot and killed Ashley. The agents did not have a warrant for her father. Read The Murder of Ashley.


    Kenneth B. Walker
    39 years old
    Columbus, Georgia
    December, 2003
    Walker and three companions were pulled over in an SUV by police in a drug investigation. No drugs or weapons were found, but Walker was shot in the head. Walker was a devoted husband and father, a respected member of his church, and a 15-year middle-management employee of Blue Cross and Blue Shield.
    Deputy David Glisson, who killed Walker, was fired three months later for failing to cooperate in an investigation into the shooting.


    Accelyne Williams
    75 years old
    Boston, Massachusetts
    March, 1994
    Accelyne was a retired Methodist Minister and substance abuse counselor. After an informant gave police a bad address, a SWAT raid was conducted on the minster’s home. The door was battered down, Williams was tackled to the floor and his hands tied behind his back. He died of a heart attack.

    Tarika Wilson
    26 years old
    Lima, Ohio
    January, 2008
    Tarika was a single mother of six. Lima police executed a SWAT raid with guns drawn to arrest her boyfriend on small-time drug dealing charges. Officer Joseph Chavalia was upstairs when the sound of the other officers shooting Wilson’s dogs downstairs startled him. He shot and killed Tarika, who was unarmed, on her knees, holding her 14-month-old son and complying with orders to get down on the floor (her son was shot twice but survived). Chavalia was cleared of any wrong-doing.

    Payton & Chase

    Berwyn Heights, Maryland
    July, 2008
    Many, many dogs have been slaughtered in drug raids — Payton and Chase are the most famous. Prince George County SWAT, intercepting a package of marijuana addressed to Mayor Cheye Calvo’s wife Trinity, and knowing that criminals were addressing packages to innocents and intercepting them, nonetheless burst into the Mayor’s home without even enough investigation to know he was the Mayor or even notifying local police, shot the two dogs (Chase was running away from them when they killed him), and kept the Mayor and his mother-in-law handcuffed on the floor for hours in their dogs’ blood.
     
  3. Do you have a link to that that I could use to site a source?
     
  4. ^ fuckin sad. Fuck the DEA what a joke
     
  5. Thanks a ton!
     

  6. No problem man, always happy to help shame the DEA :)
     
  7. I hope the entire DEA is just being eaten alive by their guilt. There is no excuse for them.
     
  8. Damn skunk that shit is sad.. How the FUCK do you go into a house and shoot someone without making 100% sure it's the right address wtf? Imagine how many of those stories never even made it public..
     

  9. I doubt it, that's like saying i hope the nazi's felt guilty. :eek:
     
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  11. That's absolutely ridiculous
     
  12. damn i feel bad for all these people mentioned but especially for that tony guy. asleep on the couch, wakes up and gets shot to death. fucking sad, man.
     
  13. It's bullshit how they storm places and randomly KILL people, which is bad enough but, they aren't even the people they are looking for, with no consequence. Whereas, if we're afraid for our lives because they don't identify themselves and we try to protect what's ours, we would/do get sentenced to life or even get a death sentence. Fucked up.
     
  14. Yo they killed 2 dogs? That ain't gonna fly ima go cut their testicles off and then teabag the fuck outta them then probably feed them their nuts and then maybe kill them.
     
  15. While reading those accounts I kept thinking "no way did they do something so heinous, being police officers and government agents" but after quick searches found several sources for every one of them. After that I couldn't help but be flooded with rage and disgust... Like I didn't need another reason to distrust police officers.
     
  16. That could have been me! :eek::mad:

    Glad it wasn't...
     
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