In the third-largest settlement for a police incident in the past two decades, the city of Minneapolis on Friday approved a $1 million payment to a mother of two who was severely burned when officers, acting on a tip looking for drugs they never found, used a flash/sound device, commonly known as a flash grenade, during a raid on a south Minneapolis apartment.
The injury thought isn’t even the best part.
City spokesman Matt Laible told 5 EYEWITNESS NEWS, “The application correctly set out the grounds for a no knock warrant. The warrant itself did not include the “no knock” provision due to an inadvertent error.”
So lets make this clear. Cops execute a warrant that was issued with an “announcement of authority” clause as a no-knock. Then they find absolutely no drugs in the residence or evidence there of, and they injure someone not even associated with the investigation. Good news for the cops though:
No police officer involved in the raid has been disciplined for the incident, the city confirmed.
Every officer violated the terms of the warrant and they carry the responsibility of it.
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Because who needs to knock when you can lob flash grenades at people injuring them and get away with it.
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He has a BS in electrical engineering from Washington State University. Immediately after college he went into work on embedded software and hardware for use in critical infrastructure. This included cryptographic communications equipment as well as command and control devices that were using that communications equipment. Since then he’s worked on just about everything ranging from toys, phones, other critical infrastructure, and even desktop applications. Doing everything from hardware system design, to software architecture, to actually writing software that makes your athletic band do its thing.