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Nothing justifies destruction of property

Tom ParsonsLakeview Meadows

I am pleased that the Summit County Drug Task Force will step up and pay for damages to a condominium targeted in a drug bust that went bust.As a citizen of Summit County, I would expect nothing less even though I recognize that it is my tax money police will use. I found quite disturbing the statement by Undersheriff Derek Woodman to the effect that the task force usually doesn’t pay. I trust that law enforcement personnel in Summit County are unlike those we witness on TV cop shows, and read of regarding other communities, wherein a “raid” serves as an excuse to damage property in much the same way that juveniles will sometimes vandalize for the thrill of it.Nothing I can think of in the context of a raid justifies the wanton disregard of a person’s property, whether or not the raid turns up evidence of a crime.I hope the sheriff agrees and will so declare prior to the primary election.

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