TN ICE Agent: ‘we don’t need a warrant, we’re ICE.’
In one instance, the agents were allegedly knocking on an apartment door, shouting ‘Police! Police!’ in English and Spanish, but when no one answered the agents repeatedly slammed against the door and tried to force it open. ‘Without a search warrant, the existence of exigent circumstances, or consent to do so, several [ICE] Agents forced their entry through the apartment’s hallway door,’ the complaint alleges.
Four of the plaintiffs had gathered in one of the bedrooms of the apartment, and said that one of the agents forced open the door and pointed his gun at them. ‘We have four here! Four Mexican sons of bitches!’
In one apartment, when the agents were asked for a warrant, one reportedly replied ‘we don’t need a warrant, we’re ICE,’ gestured to his crotch, and added: ‘The warrant is coming out of my balls.’
During the raids, the ICE agents allegedly also yelled racial slurs at the apartment occupants, like ‘These fucking wetbacks! They are stupid,’ ‘Little Mexicans,’ and ‘Little Indians,’ according to the complaint.