Clark County, WA — In February, a family experienced a horrifying home invasion during which their children were taken from them, and they were assaulted. The father and husband, Ilya Petrenko caught the perpetrators on video — they were police officers with the Vancouver Police Department.
According to Petrenko, a call was made from Kentucky claiming that there was a domestic dispute, so officers were dispatched to their house.
The caller stated that Stephanie’s hands were broken. In the police dispatch during the standoff, officers acknowledged that there were no injuries to the wife’s hands or elsewhere. But the cops did not care; they were hell bent on getting in that house.
After more than an hour of asking the police to politely leave, Ilya began filming.
Police had guns and tasers drawn as they swarmed the house to attack this innocent family.
The entire time, the couple is demanding to see a warrant and they are told by the police that they do not need one.
The police insisted something was wrong and used their authority to enter the house without a warrant believing that the welfare of the child or mother were in jeopardy. However, from the video and Stephanie’s own words, everyone was fine. The only people posing a threat to the Petrenko family were the Vancouver cops.
As police began to breach the house, Stephanie was assaulted. The traumatic instance of their baby being yanked from her arms was captured on video. The family was but helpless victims to the dozen armed agents — ostensibly there to help them.
During the melee, police separated the couple and because Stephanie resisted the officers’ attempt to steal her 11-month-old baby, she was swarmed and attacked. While we cannot see what happened on the other side of the wall, the audio from the recording is clear.
There is a sound of a struggle, as Stephanie resists her assailants. She then goes silent. When we finally hear her again, she tell the officers, “you almost killed me,” describing how they had choked her unconscious.
According to Ilya, Stephanie was strangled until she lost consciousness and when she awoke, the assaulting officer was taking pictures and verbally conspiring with the other officers to imply Ilya had caused the injuries. However, video footage from before the police assault clearly shows that Stephanie’s neck and arms are free from bruises or marks.
Both Ilya and Stephanie were jailed following this incident, and despite the fact that an Aunt had arrived to care for the children, law enforcement insisted instead that the children be put in CPS custody.
Ilya and Stephanie continue the fight to get their children back more than a month later.
According to Ilya, VPD officers confiscated the iPhone and erased all evidence of their shocking abuse of power, including the statement that no warrant was needed to forcibly enter the home… fortunately, they were not aware that it had been uploaded to the iCloud.
Below is this disturbing video.