The tactic is apparently legal — and commonplace — according to an officer’s sworn statements. WTVD-TV explains:
A Durham police officer admitted under oath that he lied in order to gain entry to a home and to serve an outstanding warrant.
During a court hearing last May, court officials say he told a District Court judge that it was a common practice within Durham’s police department.
He said he knocked on a resident’s door, claiming police had received a 9-1-1 hang up call. But, it never happened.
http://www.lewrockwell.com/2014/07/no_a ... 911-calls/