A friend of mine was recently released on bail. This is his first encounter with law enforcement and it's a very minor offense (not drugs or anything violent). Of course, he has NOT been found guilty of anything. However, his local police have been visiting his home at 2:00 and 3:00 am, knocking on his door and the neighbors, walking around his building with flashlights, and then just loitering outside his home and blocking traffic with three and even six police cars.
How is this NOT harassment? How can he get the police off his back? This is completely unprofessional behavior, especially since they have his phone number. They could have just called, but instead, they come around like a bunch of gangster thugs looking to collect a debt. What are his options to STOP this kind of harassment and intimidation?
Document it all by photo and video and then go see a lawyer that specializes in civil rights violations. I presume they are there under the terms of the bail agreement, but this seems extreme for a minor criminal offense.
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