E-mail Story   Print Story
  Comments (0) Total Thursday Apr. 24, 2014
 
Lake County Officers Cleared in Mistaken Arrest
Officers mistakenly entered the wrong apartment to arrest domestic assault suspect
MISSOULA — A judge has cleared several Lake County law enforcement officers of wrongdoing after a Polson man sued them for breaking into his apartment in June 2009 and arresting him, believing he was a domestic assault suspect.

U.S. Magistrate Judge Jeremiah Lynch of Missoula granted the officers a summary judgment Sept. 28.

Court records say a woman gave officers permission to enter her apartment and confront her boyfriend, who she said had assaulted her.

However, the officers mistakenly entered the wrong apartment and arrested Patrick Haun.

Haun's lawsuit sought $300,000 in damages. He said the officers entered his apartment as he slept, slammed him to the floor and handcuffed him. Officers said they identified themselves and Haun started yelling profanities and told them they were lucky he didn't have a gun.
 
No comments have been posted for this article.

  • Attorney General Turns Over Fracking Letter Info
    jr2jr2000 said: "Maybe Fox and Bullock should just do like Obama and Eric Holder do.  Refuse to turn over any pertinent records, or black out most of…
  • The Firm
    Gene Dziza said: "What a nice tribute to a good group of men. It’s a great thing to look back at a career and realize your life’s work…
  • Lifelong Adventurer Eyes Whitefish for New Mountain Academy
    gretchen bugden said: "I enjoyed reading your April 23rd 2014 article about Billy O’Donnell and his plans for a new Academy in Whitefish . I sent him an…
  • Tourist Season Is Coming. Are You Ready?
    Looney_Tunes said: "Businesses just opt out of this latest internet scam by ignoring it.  I have a friend who started a dog grooming business that was marred…
  • Montana Leaders Condemn Keystone Delay
    RussCrowder said: "“And environmentalists keep putting the environment in risky situation….”.  I guess this whole issue really has nothing to do with the environment, does it BillC? …
 
Kellyn Brown
Kellyn Brown1h
@kellynbrown
Former pro skier has plans for an academy for young adults looking to train in the outdoors http://t.co/YFOI9pdVVf http://t.co/R8NCamjqUD
Dillon Tabish
Dillon Tabish1h
@djtabish
Former pro skier has plans for an academy for young adults looking to train in the outdoors http://t.co/YFOI9pdVVf http://t.co/R8NCamjqUD
Molly Priddy
Molly Priddy17h
@mollypriddy
MT Gov. Steve Bullock sends letter to Parole Board, largely supportive of Barry Beach's petition for commutation of sentence. #mtpol
Tristan Scott
Tristan Scott22h
@tristanscott
Meet the law firm behind W.R. Grace and scores of other notable Montana cases. http://t.co/PXTGJGoYdH
Flathead Beacon
FB Headlines1h
@flatheadbeacon
Attorney General Turns Over Fracking Letter Info http://t.co/cys4s2rCtr