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Hennepin County Sheriff releases video showing search of Dolal Idd family home

Idd's family has criticized police for the manner of the search.

The Hennepin County Sheriff's Office has released video showing police's search of the family home of Minneapolis police shooting victim Dolal Idd Wednesday evening.

Idd's family has criticized police for what they described as a heavy-handed search of their home following the death of the 23-year-old, who was shot dead after video showed him firing at police at 36th and Cedar in south Minneapolis Wednesday evening.

The family told the Sahan Journal that armed police came to their home after 2 a.m. Thursday, terrifying the family that includes three young children, aged 4, 7, and 9.

Sheriff Dave Hutchinson released the video Saturday evening, and praised his officers, saying the video shows their "professionalism" said they "acted appropriately, respectfully, and followed HCSO procedure for high-risk warrants."

He noted that the team that searched the home included SWAT officers.

You can watch the video below:

  • Armed police knock on the door, announce themselves, say they have a search warrant, and tell people inside to get on the ground.
  • Several of Idd's family members are inside. At least one – a 19-year-old woman – is visibly upset, crying as the police enter the home. A male is only partially dressed.
  • There are several children inside the home, one of whom has special needs, according to a family member. One of the adults ask if they can go upstairs to get the child, a police officer says "no, they'll come down." A police officer carries the boy down the rest of the stairs, saying "come here, big guy."
  • At no point during the 27-minute video are Idd's family told of Idd's death following an incident with police in south Minneapolis, though Idd's family told the Sahan Journal that this did eventually happen that night.
  • As the family is held in the living room while the search is conducted, one of them asks: "Are you guys still not able to tell us anything? The shooting in Minneapolis?  Is it him that shot...the shooting in Minneapolis?" A police officer says "we don't know."
  • At around the 14-minute mark, the adults are restrained with zip ties, including an 18-year-old male. The children are not. At one point, a family member calls police "racist bitches."
  • The details of each family member is taken by an officer. At around the 20-minute mark an officer asks whether any of the family members needs a medic, and if they are injured in any way.

Hutchinson said the release of the video came after allegations that the sheriff's office "acted inappropriately, inhumanely, and with excessive force."

"Sheriff Hutchinson said the rationale for using the HCSO SWAT members to assist the BCA with their investigation was that the search warrant, signed by the courts, indicated there was probable cause to believe guns were in the home," the sheriff's office said.

The video is below. Warning: It contains upsetting scenes.

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