DA: Grand jury to probe raid that injured baby

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Posted: Sep 09, 2014 10:55 AM

ATLANTA (AP) — A northeast Georgia prosecutor says a grand jury will investigate a police raid that severely injured a baby when a flash grenade detonated in the child's play pen.

District Attorney Brian Rickman said Tuesday that he will present results of an investigation into the botched raid to a grand jury on Sept. 29.

Rickman tells WSB-TV (http://bit.ly/Ytwcjj) that the grand jury is expected to determine whether the raid in Habersham County was handled appropriately, and it could return criminal charges if warranted. No charges have been filed so far.

The boy was asleep in a play pen in late May when authorities looking for a suspected drug dealer threw a flash grenade into the house.

Family members say the boy has undergone several extensive surgeries since the raid.

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Information from: WSB-TV, http://www.wsbtv.com/index.html