Right Address. Wrong Man.
Steven Blackman returned to his Fort Worth, Texas, home from work to find the tires on his truck punctured, the door to his house knocked down and the house a shambles. All thanks to a Fort Worth Police Department SWAT team. Police officials say they had credible evidence ? based on a tip from a "reliable confidential informant"? that Howard Earl Taylor, who is wanted for possession of crack cocaine, lived at that address. Blackman, who has lived in the house for two years, says he'd never seen or even heard of Taylor before the police raid. A police spokesman admits the tip should have been corroborated, but says the SWAT team "did not make a mistake."