BX woman demands answers after police barge into her home during the night

Family members living at 3327 Seymour Avenue say they awoke to find themselves in the middle of a police search.

Maudrie Nelson says she heard a crash at her door and when she went to see what was happening she was greeted by a police officer pointing a gun. She says the officers then identified themselves and said they were looking for a suspect.

Nelson says the police thought the suspect ran into her home and adds that she received no further explanation. She says there is now shattered glass and broken doors in her home yet the police officers never apologized.

Aside from the damage, Nelson said one of her biggest concerns is that she has two young sons and fears that police could have easily pointed a gun at them.

Nelson called 911 after the incident and an officer took her statement. She says she was told there would be an investigation. The officers who entered Nelson's house said they would pay for the damage, but Nelson says that's not enough. She wants an explanation and an apology.

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