From Jesus Jiménez' "Detective Sued Over SWAT Raid Based on Wrong Location on the Find My App" in Tuesday's New York Times:
When a SWAT team showed up in front of her house in January and demanded over a loudspeaker for anyone in the home to come out with their hands up, Ruby Johnson was watching television in a bathrobe, bonnet and slippers, according to court documents.
The SWAT team and Denver police officers had arrived at Ms. Johnson’s home in an armored vehicle with a German shepherd. Officers, some in tactical gear with rifles, used a battering ram on the rear garage door of Ms. Johnson’s home and also caused damage inside the house, court records say.
Officers searched for stolen goods while Ms. Johnson, 77, waited in a police vehicle. After several hours, the police left. Their search was fruitless.
In a lawsuit filed last week, Ms. Johnson, a retired U.S. Postal Service worker who lives alone, says that a detective, Gary Staab, sought the warrant based on inaccurate information from the Find My app. The mobile application, which helps track down missing or lost Apple products, such as iPhones, iPads and MacBooks, led him to believe that stolen goods were inside her home, the suit says.
My take: Anton Chekhov's rule of theatrical weaponry says...
"If in the first act you have hung a pistol on the wall, then in the following one it should be fired. Otherwise don't put it there."
If you a give police special weapons, armored vehicles and a German shepherd, you can bet they're going to use them.
UPDATE: Oh look, there's a video...