STATES­MAN IN-DEPTH

Austin American-Statesman - - CRIMINAL JUSTICE -

Austin po­lice say they con­duct forcible en­try raids on homes once a week, on av­er­age, in search of ev­i­dence to help build cases, mostly drug cases.

One such raid led to the shoot­ing of an Austin po­lice of­fi­cer last year. But of­fi­cers who had been told an 18-year-old was a “largescale drug dealer” found 1.2 ounces of mar­i­juana in the raid — pos­ses­sion of less than two ounces is a mis­de­meanor in Texas.

To read the States­man story, visit http://spe­cials. mys­tates­man.com/ no-knock-war­rants.

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