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Lake County officers cleared in mistaken arrest

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 MISSOULA, Mont. (AP) -- A judge has cleared several Lake County law
enforcement officers of wrongdoing after a Polson man sued them for breaking into his
apartment in June 2009 and arresting him, believing he was a domestic assault
suspect.
   KECI-TV reports (http://bit.ly/STNHOt ) a Lake County judge granted the officers
a summary judgment on Oct. 9.
   Court records say a woman gave officers permission to enter her apartment and
 confront her boyfriend, who she said had assaulted her.
   However, the officers mistakenly entered the wrong apartment and arrested
Patrick Haun.
   Haun's lawsuit sought $300,000 in damages. He said the officers entered his a
partment as he slept, slammed him to the floor and handcuffed him. Officers said
 they identified themselves and Haun started yelling profanities and told them
they were lucky he didn't have a gun.
   AP-WF-10-11-12 1443GMT

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