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SWAT Team allegedly throws flash grenade, critically injuring toddler, during no-knock raid

The latest victim in the war on drugs and no-knock raids is a 19-month-old toddler in Georgia. The toddler is in critical condition after suffering burns due to a flash grenade thrown in his house by police looking for drugs in a no-knock raid. The Daily Mail reports:

A family is in shock after a SWAT team threw a stun grenade into their 19-month-old son's crib during a midnight drugs raid, leaving the baby in a medically induced coma with severe burns. Wisconsin mother Alecia Phonesavanh, her husband, Bounkham, and their children including toddler, Bou Jr., were visiting her sister-in-law in Atlanta, Georgia, when police raided the home early Wednesday. Phonesavanh said officers threw a stun grenade, which landed in the sleeping child's crib.

Cornelia Police Chief Rick Darby confirmed the raid took place at the home just before 3 a.m. He said a multijurisdictional drug unit issued a warrant and organized the SWAT operation. It's not clear if any drugs were found in the home during the raid.

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