Family sues cops after SWAT team mistakenly raids apartment

AP News
Posted: Mar 17, 2016 12:52 PM

WORCESTER, Mass. (AP) — A Massachusetts family that says a SWAT team burst into their home looking for a man who didn't live there has filed a lawsuit.

Marianne Diaz says she awoke in August to state police detectives and a SWAT team breaking down the door of her Worcester (WUS'-tur) apartment. She says a female officer frisked her while she was naked. Her fiance says he suffered a minor back injury. The family says it spent nearly $9,000 on medical bills because of the raid.

The Telegram & Gazette ( ) reports that city and state police are listed as defendants in the lawsuit. The defendants declined to comment.

The suit lists 10 counts, including civil rights violations, assault and battery, trespassing and intentional infliction of emotional distress.


Information from: Telegram & Gazette (Worcester, Mass.),