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.