Police Drug Raid Puts Toddler In a Coma
They chucked a flash bang grenade into his playpen
By Kevin Spak, Newser User
Posted May 30, 2014 12:18 PM CDT

(Newser) – A Georgia toddler is in a medically induced coma with only a 50/50 shot at survival after police threw a "flash bang" grenade into his playpen during a drug raid. Police had a no-knock warrant for the Atlanta home, after a confidential informant said he'd bought methamphetamine there. Before going in early Wednesday, they threw the flash bang to distract anyone inside. The device landed directly next to 19-month-old Bounkham “Bou Bou” Phonesavanh, the boy's mother, Alecia Phonesavanh tells the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. "It blew open his face and his chest."

Phonesavanh says she was visiting her sister-in-law, who lives at the house, and that "everybody was asleep. It's not like anyone was trying to fight." The suspect police were hunting, Wanis Thometheva, was not in the house; he was arrested elsewhere later. "There was no clothes, no toys, nothing to indicate that there was children present in the home," a police chief tells WSB-TV. "If there had been then we'd have done something different."

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Jun 2, 2014 4:59 PM CDT
ASS Holes!
Boo freddy
Jun 2, 2014 5:37 AM CDT
i more reason not to trust any cop how many stories like this never see the light of day
Boo freddy
Jun 2, 2014 5:19 AM CDT
you would think that a police gang that spends way to much tax money on military hardware could get better information c.i will tell any story that the police want to hear this story is just sad i would bet their will be bonus for these thugs on the same theme no charges will be brought aganist these [civil warriors]