DeKalb Police investigating video that claims officers unlawfully entered a home

A screenshot of a video showing three DeKalb County Police Officers before they entered a home against the wishes of the person living there. Image obtained via Reddit.

DeKalb County, GA — The DeKalb County Police Department said a Feb. 18 incident involving its officers is under investigation after a video of the confrontation surfaced on Reddit.

The video titled, “Police making unlawful entry,” was first published 14 days ago on the PublicFreakout subreddit. Attempts to reach the original poster for more information were unsuccessful. Police also declined to provide additional information about where the incident occurred. To watch the video, click here.

In the video, captured by a Ring camera, three DeKalb County Police officers approach the front door of the resident’s home and one of them knocks. The resident answers the door and the officer who knocked asks if the resident will open the door for him. The resident says no. The officer tells the resident the officers received a “call about a disturbance out here.”

“Here?” the resident asks.

“Yes,” the officer responds.

The officer explains that the person making the report claimed there was “shouting and screaming” going on at the home.

After an exchange between the officer and the resident, the resident says, “Look, there’s no disturbance. Anything else I can do for you?”

At that point, the officer opens the door and pushes his way inside the home.

“Wait a minute. Wait a minute,” the resident shouts.

The resident can be heard screaming as all three officers walk through the front door.

When asked about the video, a spokesperson for the DeKalb County Police Department said, “The DeKalb County Police Department is conducting a full investigation of the Feb. 18 incident and is in contact with the resident. At this time, no further information will be released as this is an open investigation.”

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