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.

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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.),