Grand jury: No charges in raid that hurt toddler

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Posted: Oct 06, 2014 7:36 PM

ATLANTA (AP) — A grand jury in Georgia has recommended that no charges be brought against officers involved in a raid that seriously injured a toddler when a flash grenade detonated in his playpen.

WSB-TV reports (http://bit.ly/1s5BD32 ) the grand jury made its recommendation Monday.

Bounkham Phonesavanh (BOON'-kahm fohn-SAH'-vahn) was 19 months old at the time of the raid in late May. Family members have said the boy has undergone numerous surgeries.

Members of a law enforcement task force looking for a drug suspect threw the flash grenade into the home where the boy was staying while executing a search warrant. The suspect they were seeking was not in the home at the time.

Mawuli Davis, a lawyer for the family, said he needed to talk to his clients before commenting.