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If anything, you should admire the tenacity of the NYPD; Karen Jordan knows it firsthand. So far, the police officers have barged into her house, at least 12 times, looking for her husband. So far, it’s all been in vain.
Because, what they don’t seem to accept or understand is that the poor guy has been dead for over 8 years.
James Jordan Sr. passed away from natural causes in 2006, when he was 46. At the time, his criminal record consisted of a 1996 arrest for jumping a turnstile and three sealed arrests that same year – indicating no serious criminal offences were committed while he was alive.
But that doesn’t stop the NYPD officers from returning every time. “I tell them over and over, ‘James isn’t here! He’s dead! It’s that simple. What’s so difficult to understand about that?'” said his wife, Karen Jordan.
When they tested her patience one too many a time, Karen decided to do something about it: she taped her husband’s death certificate to her front door.
“I wanted it to be the first thing they saw before they came into my home and flipped it upside down,” the widow said. “I can’t hide anyone in my apartment. It’s not big enough for that. But they keep coming and insisting that he’s in my house.”
But she didn’t stop there. She has filed a lawsuit in a federal court against New York City.
Every time the police come in to search of her husband, Karen says, they leave her house in a mess. “So, they go through my entire house, turning out drawers, looking in closets, harassing my children and asking them terrible questions,” she said.
From the looks of it, there isn’t much that she can do about it. “They tell me to be quiet or they will lock me up,” Karen said.
Her son, James Jordan Jr., 31, who had been arrested during one such raid, said that he had told the officers that his father had passed away.
“They just didn’t believe me…I just want my dad to rest in peace. Even when you are dead, you’re still harassed,” he said.