MPD apologizes to Jordan Neighborhood after officer shooting

Regina Coleman lives right next door to the house Minneapolis Police Officer Jordan Davis responded to before he was shot Saturday morning.

"I just saw a whole bunch of police with guns drawn," she said.

"I'm like okay, I have no coat on, I have nothing on, they're like, ‘Come out with your hands up!' I'm like, ‘Ok you got the guns, I'm coming.' So we came out -- kids, the whole house, everybody came out."

It was 6 a.m., an hour after the shooting, when Coleman said police forced three of her children, a niece and her husband out of the home. Guns drawn. No warrant. No explanation. Coleman and others on the block were then sequestered on metro transit buses away from the scene for eight hours.

"We had mud, salt, and water, all up and down on the carpet, all in the kitchen, all in the living room," she said.

Coleman told Fox 9 police ransacked her home.

"The fact that somebody has been shot and that's a horrible tragedy, doesn't give them Carte Blanche to basically cut off an area of the city, evacuate everybody and go through their homes without a warrant," Theresa Nelson, legal director for ACLU-Minnesota.

Nelson said what Coleman described does not coincide with the exceptions police have to go into your home with a warrant.

She said there are only three ways police can just enter your home without a warrant: To prevent destruction of evidence, to protect police and public safety, or the hot pursuit of a dangerous felon.

"If we're talking about going into a home an hour after the crime when nobody saw anybody going into this home, that's not really hot pursuit, hot pursuit has to show some belief that the person is in that home, that we saw this person, that we have reason to believe they're there," she said.

Minneapolis police posted the following message to the Jordan Neighborhood on their Facebook page:

A Message from the MPD to residents in the Jordan Neighborhood:

"We apologize for the inconvenience to residents in the Jordan Neighborhood during Saturday morning's incident. Their support for the injured officer and the MPD is greatly appreciated. We are thankful that residents were patient and understanding as we cleared the area to ensure their safety. 4th Precinct Inspector Mike Friestleben is available to any resident who may have related concerns or issues. Please contact him at the Precinct, the number there is 612-673-5706."

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