Why would an officer feel he needed to throw a flash-bang towards a small young child?
Ahh, the war on drugs. Supposedly they felt this to be a high threat raid, except no one bothered to take into account the two small children in the house. Instead they felt it to be a better option to kick down the door, break windows, and emotionally scar them since you know, knocking on the door and serving the warrant would be some how bad.
The real clue is that no charges have been field, the police claim they found evidence, of what who knows. Most likely they will use that “evidence” as leverage to prevent legal action on their negligence.
State Sponsored Criminal #430: The Billings SWAT Team
Because by no means should an officer use his own brain to think whether or not “X” is a good idea or actually required. Even more so, hand the potentially dangerous material to someone too stupid to wait till it goes off before letting it go.
h/t The Wife.