Landlord Loses After Police Ransack Property

Daily Newspaper shutterstock_1272343108 A Daytona Beach landlord wants police to pay for the mess they made of his rental property after a drug investigation.

He told the local news that a team of officers, including a SWAT unit, converged on his rental property, knocking down doors, breaking windows and ransacking the inside looking for meth. None was found.

The three tenants were arrested on minor marijuana possession charges, and one was charged for his behavior toward the officers during the raid, according to the report.

When the landlord approached the city to ask for reimbursement, the city’s police chief said the landlord should have rented to better tenants.

The landlord told reporters he is exploring his legal options.

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