New Zealand police used the best people for the job in conducting a raid on the home of Megaupload.com founder Kim Dotcom and achieved what they wanted, the officer in charge of the operation testified.
The January raid with two helicopters and 27 police officers, some armed with assault rifles and gas canisters, was an attack on the freedoms guaranteed to New Zealand residents under the country’s bill of rights, Dotcom’s lawyer Paul Davison responded, on the third day of a hearing in Auckland High Court.
“Police aren’t every day going into houses armed to the teeth,” Davison said. “That’s not the ordinary police practice around the country.”
Source: Joe Schneider for Business Week.