NC officers serve arrest warrant at wrong address, arrest wrong person

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WILMINGTON, N.C. — Police in Wilmington are apologizing after serving an arrest warrant at the wrong address, knocking down the door and arresting the wrong person.

WECT reported that the Wilmington Police Department has admitted that they made an error. When officers realized their mistake they reportedly apologized to the victim.

Officers in Wilmington knocked down the door of an apartment on Thursday, grabbed a woman in bed and forced her to the ground, according to the station. She reportedly suffered bruises to her wrist and knee.

“I was scared. I was terrified, humiliated. Like, everything was just going through my head,” the woman recalled as she lay on the ground exposed from the waist down.” (I was) basically begging these officers to put some covers over me, and they would not do it. And, I had these strange men standing over me.”

Read full story: WECT

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