King Schools owners John and Martha King mistakenly detained

Posted By on September 1, 2010

In keeping with yesterday’s post of how law enforcement deals with challenging situations, police in California seemed a bit too aggressive in the case below. Perhaps they followed procedure … but if innocent, an incident like this can be frightening. Should police have handled John and Martha King differently?

John King shared his “guns drawn/detained in handcuffs” incident in an AOPA video conference call. What we learn is that a reassigned N-number and lousy research by the government’s El Paso Intelligence Center left local police with a black-eye and a pilot and his wife shaken.

Do you know the history of the planes and N-numbers you fly before planning an IFR flight?


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