Family of toddler hurt in raid want federal review

by KATHLEEN FOODY, Associated Press

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ATLANTA (AP) — An attorney for the family of a Georgia toddler severely burned by a flash grenade during a police raid says they want federal and state investigators to review the case. Family attorney Mawuli Mel Davis said Monday no physical evidence has been collected at the home where the raid occurred. Earlier, Habersham County District Attorney Brian Rickman said his office is investigating whether any officials involved in a May 28 raid should face criminal charges. Police have said officers were looking for a suspect who may have been armed and didn't know children were inside. The device creates a bright flash and loud bang to distract suspects. Davis says 19-month-old Bounkham Phonesavanh is scheduled for surgery Monday and remains in critical condition. The family plans a vigil at the hospital.


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