June 08, 2011

WTF? Dept of Education With S.W.A.T TEAM Breaks Down Stockton Mans Door Over Student Loan Default (Update OIG not S.W.A.T.)

UPDATE: (original post below fold). Story was scrubbed as well as video, here is the new article & video:

......U.S. Department of Education spokesman Justin Hamilton confirmed for News10 Wednesday morning federal agents with the Office of the Inspector General (OIG), not local S.W.A.T., served the search warrant. Hamilton would not say specifically why the raid took place except that it was part of an ongoing criminal investigation.

Hamilton said the search was not related to student loans in default as reported in the local media.

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News10

..............Wright said he later went to the mayor and Stockton Police Department, but the City of Stockton had nothing to do with Wright's search warrant.

The U.S. Department of Education issued the search and called in the S.W.A.T for his wife's defaulted student loans.[emphasis mine..ed]

"They busted down my door for this," Wright said. "It wasn't even me."

According to the Department of Education's Office of the Inspector General, the case can't be discussed publicly until it is closed, but a spokesperson did confirm that the department did issue the search warrant at Wright's home.

The Office of the Inspector General has a law enforcement branch of federal agents that carry out search warrants and investigations.

Again, WTF?

h/t @Geraldanthro

UPDATE: Doug Powers updated DoED logo:

DoE_doug powers.bmp

h/t JWF

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