Couple Receives Apology From Deputies

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    NC Times
    Steve Schipke got an apology from deputies.

    A Sheriff's captain sent an apology to a Vista couple after deputies barged into their home after mistakenly accusing the husband of domestic abuse.

    The North County Times reported that deputies were responding to a domestic violence call around 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday when they mistakenly entered the Breeze Hill apartment of Steve Schipke, 41, and accused him of abuse.

    Schipke told the paper that he was upset that the deputies left without acknowledging the mistake and the pain it caused. He received a letter of apology from Sheriff's Capt. Tim Curran on Thursday.

    "I was sorry to read about the unpleasant experience you had with Deputies from the Vista Sheriff's Station in the early hours of Saturday ..." Curran writes, referring to a story about the incident that ran Wednesday. "I apologize for the inconvenience suffered by your family, but am certain you can understand while we strive for perfection, sometimes mistakes are made."

    Schipke told the paper that he is satisfied with the apology and that he hopes speaking out has reminded deputies the public expects and deserves courtesy and accountability.

    "I'm not trying to dog the Sheriff's Department," Schipke told the paper. "I'm just trying to get them to learn from their mistakes."

    Read more, including the full letter of apology: North County Times.