DEA mistakes inexcusable
The Kansas City Star
It is good that the Drug Enforcement Administration has apologized to Daniel Chong who was “accidentally” left in a holding cell for five days with no food, water or access to a toilet.
The 23-year-old San Diego college student was picked up for questioning after an April 21 raid, where agents found guns, drugs and ammunition. Seven of the nine who were picked up were taken to a county detention facility, according to the Los Angeles Times.
One was released, and Chong was left in one of the cells. That blunder is inexcusable.
The DEA apology was nice, but more care in handling people is needed particularly involving law enforcement’s ability to pick up and detain anyone for any reason. Bill of Rights? What Bill of Rights?