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Suit: Cops peeked into Brooklyn Center home, saw doll, made up 'baby in distress' call and broke in

Police peered into the window of a Brooklyn Center home and saw what obviously was a doll inside, according to a federal lawsuit filed by family members, but made up a "baby in distress" report and kicked in the front door without a warrant.

Homeowner Yolanda Mays, 58, and her uncle Tommy Holmes, 74, sued the officers and the city of Minneapolis in U.S. District Court on Tuesday, alleging unlawful search and violation of their civil rights in connection with what happened at their home on March 21, 2023.

The suit said two Minneapolis police officers went to the home without a court's permission while investigating the fatal shooting of a woman a month earlier. They were joined by a Brooklyn Center officer who kicked in the door - even though he had access to the entry code, the suit continued.


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