Friday, 30 May 2014
SWAT team throws a stun grenade into a toddler's CRIB during drugs raid leaving him in a coma with severe burns
Wisconsin mother Alecia Phonesavanh and her 19-month-old son, Bou, were visiting her sister-in-law in Atlanta, Georgia, when police raided the home early Wednesday.
Phonesavanh said officers threw a grenade, which landed in the sleeping child's crib. 'It landed in his playpen and exploded on his pillow right in his face,' the distraught mother said. The child was seriously injured and was rushed to Grady Memorial Hospital's burn unit where doctors placed him in a medically induced coma. Most photographs of the baby's burns are too graphic to show though one shows burns all over his face. Cornelia Police Chief Rick Darby confirmed to Channel 2 that 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.