Two Lakeville police officers are causing yet another stir for the department and city. The first incident, if you don’t remember, was a drunken Lakeville police officer who provided alcohol to teenage girls and then video taped them. Now, supposedly as part of some community awareness campaign, two Lakeville cops are making national headlines after they walked into a family’s home while they were sleeping.
According to the officers, after their knocking at 3 AM went unanswered they entered the home and woke up the sleeping man and four kids having a sleepover to let him know the garage was open, the keys were in the ignition of his vehicle, the door was unlocked and that the TV was on. I’m all for public safety awareness but I’m a bit unsure that this is an acceptable way to go about it. I really find it hard to believe that if the officers were knocking that the children didn’t hear them…
Something about the man’s story sounds fishy (honestly, it sounds like he was high or drunk and passed out) and while I don’t like the idea of police officers coming into anyone’s home for any reason, I do believe them when they said they were doing their duty to make certain that everyone was safe inside.
Do you think the officers acted appropriately in this situation?