Investigation of West Side Raid that Homeowner Calls a "Mistake"

June 17, 2013 Updated Jun 17, 2013 at 5:34 PM EDT

By WKBW Admin

June 17, 2013 Updated Jun 17, 2013 at 5:34 PM EDT

BUFFALO (WKBW) Adam Arroyo, the Iraq War Veteran whose home was raided two weeks ago, has taken legal action against the city for what he calls a "mistaken raid."

Back on June 3rd, police raided the home of Arroyo on Breckinridge Street, killing his dog and damaging his apartment. Arroyo claimed his home was raided by mistake, and that the police should pay for what he says they did wrong.

Buffalo Police Chief Daniel Derenda said an internal investigation would be conducted following those claims. On Monday, Mayor Byron Brown says he has asked for that investigation to be expedited.

"I think progress is being made. I last checked on this on Thursday and I was told that the investigators are out, they're asking questions, they're doing their due diligence so we're looking forward to having some answers hopefully in the very near future," Mayor Brown said.

The mayor also said he does not have any time line when those answers can be expected.

"I haven't been given a time frame but I know that the Commissioner is very aggressive, the Commissioner wants to get answers very quickly, he has agreed with my request to expedite the investigation and it is my understanding that the investigation is moving forward now in an expedited fashion," the Mayor added.

Meanwhile Arroyo tells Eyewitness News that he has hired an attorney and has taken action against the city, filing a notice of claim, the first step towards a civil lawsuit.

Stay with Eyewitness News and for all the latest on this developing story.