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DeKalb Co. Sheriff's Office denies excessive force used in video

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DEKALB COUNTY, Ga. -

The DeKalb County Sheriff's Office says a video posted on YouTube does not show police doing anything unlawful.

Donovan Hall and his mother, Natania Griffin, posted the video, which they say shows a "living nightmare" that happened just after midnight last month.

The video shows deputies from the DeKalb County Sheriff's Office banging on their door, nearly knocking it down, ordering them to open up.

The two said they were too frightened to let the deputies in. They also said that the police were at the wrong house.

Donovan Hall recorded the incident on his cell phone.

The sheriff's department says they had a valid warrant and they were at the right house.

The DeKalb County Sheriff's Office acknowledged officers may acted inappropriately by using offensive language, but did not use excessive force.

FOX 5 has learned that police did have a valid warrant for Natania Griffin, who was arrested for not paying a civil fine.

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