ATLANTA – A former sheriff’s deputy has been indicted by a federal grand jury on charges of providing false information to a magistrate judge in order to obtain no-knock warrants that led to a near fatal SWAT raid.
The Habersham County, Georgia Sheriff’s Office conducted the raid on a house in Cornelia where a 18-month-old boy was severely burned by a flashbang grenade thrown into his playpen, leaving him with severe burns on his face and chest that required months of painful surgeries.
Nikki Autry, 29, of Clarkesville, Georgia, was acting as part of the sheriff’s office and the Mountain Judicial Circuit Criminal Investigation and Suppression Team on May 27, 2014, at 3 a.m. when the units conducted the raid.
Flashbang grenades were developed for combat use and are meant to temporarily blind and deafen anyone nearby.
“I heard my baby wailing and asked one of the officers to let me hold him,” the boy’s mother, Alecia Phonesavanh, told Salon. “He screamed at me to sit down and shut up and blocked my view, so I couldn’t see my son. I could see a singed crib, and I could see a pool of blood.”
No drugs were ever found in the house.
Now, more than a year later, the indictment against Autry indicates the operation was botched from the start.
Enough with the cop shit, right?
I can’t help it, every morning I look at the news I find another article like this
It isn’t bad enough that they smoked the kid in the raid
The POS lied to obtain the warrant
Somewhere along the line we are going to have to put the skids on these scumbags
Either we disband them, defund them or hold them personally responsible
Somewhere along the line, the rubber is going to hit the road
““Our criminal justice system depends upon our police officers’ sworn duty to present facts truthfully and accurately – there is no arrest that is worth selling out the integrity of our law enforcement officers,” said Acting U.S. Attorney John Horn in a statement. “In this case, Autry is charged with making false statements to a judge in order to obtain search and arrest warrants. Without her false statements, there was no probable cause to search the premises for drug”
Sorry, Andy Griffith is dead and all we are left with are a bunch of lying ,immoral bullies on a power trip