Robert Miller, a resident of the District of Columbia, called a Veteran Help Line to ask for advice with sleeping and avoiding nightmares. The woman on the line asked him if he owned guns. When she found out he did, she repeatedly told him to "put the gun down", and he repeatedly responded "I'm not holding a gun." Eventually, he got frustrated and hung up - she responded by immediately calling D.C. police and telling them there was a veteran with a gun in his lap who was about to kill himself. D.C. SWAT then blockaded his street and several teams moved into the apartment building and removed residents from the home, despite their repeated statements that SGT Miller was not dangerous or suicidal. They then awoke Miller, forced him to go outside, and arrested him (without reading him his Miranda rights or charging him) and began interrogating him.
When he refused to hand over his apartment key and give them permission to enter his residence, the police responded with "I don’t have time to play this constitutional bullshit with you" and broke down his door (without having a search warrant) and began searching his apartment. The end result was destruction of his apartment and a lot of his property, confiscation of his firearms, in addition to throwing the guy in prison.http://www.washingtontimes.com/blog/guns/2012/may/23/miller-iraq-vet-brutalized-over-guns-dc/http://www.washingtontimes.com/blog/guns/2012/may/28/miller-swat-rampage-destroys-iraq-vets-home-over-g/
Now, for me, I don't particularly want to emphasize the fact that he's a veteran, but more the fact that the police went to such ridiculous extremes against anyone. It seriously pisses me off, at least - while I normally have respect for cops, these guys were seriously out of control, especially in that with a person who willingly surrendered, they immediately violated pretty much all due process laws. Oh, and in their after-action report? They reported a perfect success and recommended no change to tactical plans.