Subject: Young child left with severe injuries after drug raid
A 19 month old boy has been left seriously injured after being hit by a flash grenade during a police raid on the family home.
The accident to the child happened at around 3am when the young boy was sleeping in his playpen when the raid began Wednesday morning. the flash grenade, which makes a loud noise and bright flash to distract people during raids, landed in the boy’s playpen and went off near his face.
The boy’s face was severely burned, and he was in a medically induced coma in a hospital. Officers did not know children were inside the home and would have done things differently if they had seen anything to indicate that children were inside.
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