WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. (AP) — The Drug Enforcement Administration is apologizing to a suburban family that claims agents terrorized them during a mistaken drug raid.
David McKay of Spring Valley told The Journal News that he was forced into the snow in his underwear early Thursday. He says officers pointed guns at his daughter and threatened to shoot the family dogs.
DEA Special Agent John Gilbride issued a statement Friday regretting that “the innocent McKay family” was mistakenly rousted when agents went to the wrong house to serve a warrant.
A DEA spokesman would not address the McKay’s specific claims.
Federal prosecutors announced Thursday that 200 officers fanned through Spring Valley and elsewhere in search of 26 people accused of drug trafficking in Rockland County.
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