Botched Paramilitary Police Raids

An Epidemic of "Isolated Incidents"

An interactive map of botched SWAT and paramilitary police raids, released in conjunction with the Cato policy paper "Overkill: The Rise of Paramilitary Police Raids," by Radley Balko.

"If a widespread pattern of [knock-and-announce] violations were shown . . . there would be reason for grave concern."
   —Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy, in Hudson v. Michigan, June 15, 2006.


Raid on an innocent Suspect
Death or injury of a police officer
Death of a nonviolent offender
Death of an innocent
Other examples of paramilitary police excess
Unnecessary raids on doctors and sick people
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