GUN Minneapolis to pay $600,000 over botched raid

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  1. TL1000RSquid

    TL1000RSquid ΜΟΛΩΝ ΛΑΒΕ

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    Minneapolis to pay $600,000 over botched raid

    The City Council approved the settlement with a family whose home in north Minneapolis was mistakenly raided last year.
    http://www.startribune.com/36059839.html
    By STEVE BRANDT, Star Tribune

    The Minneapolis City Council today approved a settlement of more than $600,000 for a family whose house was accidentally raided by a SWAT team last year.

    The biggest chunk of the settlement is a $600,000 payment. The city will also pay nearly $18,000 for the cost of the family's medical care.

    Acting on information from an informant, a SWAT team broke into Khang Vang's north Minneapolis house last December, expecting to find gang members and illegal activity. But Vang thought the SWAT team members were criminal intruders and shot through his bedroom door to protect his wife and six children. Three officers were hit, but were not injured because they were wearing protective gear. The family also escaped injury even though police fired at least 22 rounds.

    Police later admitted that the raid was a mistake and apologized to the family.

    After the incident, the family said it could no longer live in the home and that at least one child needed therapy. Under part of the settlement, the city will also purchase the home, which is part of the $600,000, and will work to improve its relationship with the Hmong community.

    Minneapolis police were criticized this summer when they awarded medals of bravery to the eight officers who took part in the raid. Mayor R.T. Rybak later said that it sent a wrong message to give the medals.
     
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    didn't the homeowner get killed?
     
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  4. Dumbstixlars

    Dumbstixlars Ron Paul/AR-15/Glock/old car/Scooby/R/C croo OT Supporter

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    Good, fucking no-knocks.
     
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    He needs to take that 600k & buy better weapons

    3 Hits no injury's
     
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    pimpofthenation OT Supporter

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    Wow. All kinds of mixed things going on with that story.

    Amazing that he fired on, and hit, three SWAT officers and didn't end up dead.

    and :ugh: at the city awarding medals to the team on a wrong house raid
     
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    THT The easy way is always mined

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    Jesus Christ. Not allowing no-knocks is one of the very few things IL has done right.
     
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    Excellent news. I remember reading this story here a couple months back and police were trying to figure out if they could charge him with anything. Turned out pretty nicely IMO.
     
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    shooting through walls :rofl:

    SWAT couldn't even make a hit
     
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    SWAT came into my house, disrespected my family!
     

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