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Woman feels violated after Pensacola police enter her home
PENSACOLA -- A Pensacola police officer is under investigation tonight after allegedly ... Making a domestic situation worse. One woman claims the officer made her feel helpless inside her own home, and she captured the incident on cell phone video.
Imagine the police are knocking at your front door, then come in uninvited and without a warrant. That's what one woman claims happened to her and she wants the officer involved to be held accountable.
"Right now I feel my rights were violated in front of my kids,” said Gulley.
Stacey Gulley says she felt disrespected by a Pensacola police officer in her own home. It all started when police arrived to Gulley's home late Saturday night, after two of her sons got into a fight. Eventually one of the sons called police, but by the time the two officers arrived, Gulley thought everything was okay, and she asked them to leave.
"I asked him why is he in my house without a warrant, and so he folded his arms and took a stance like he's trying to intimidate me,” she said.
Gulley says one officer in particular was a problem. This is cell phone video of the argument between Gulley and the officer. The video also captures the officer spitting on Gulley's porch.
"A police officer, you're supposed to be respectable, you go and spit on somebody else's porch, how respectable can that be?" Said Gulley.
Eventually a lieutenant arrived to diffuse the situation. Pensacola police don't comment on personnel matters under investigation, but says depending on the situation, it's up to the officer's discretion to walk into someone's home. But when responding to 'service calls', like this one, normally officers must be invited inside.
Gulley said, "If a criminal does something wrong you go to jail, but if a police officer does something wrong, you've got to be accountable for that too."
The incident is now under investigation with internal affairs.