Toddler Involved in “Flash-Bang” Incident Receives Settlement

From WNEG Radio, Toccoa

The family of a toddler injured in a no-knock drug raid in Habersham County receives a settlement approved by a federal judge.

The Atlanta Journal Constitution reported that on Friday, a federal judge awarded a $1.65 million settlement to the parents the toddler injured in 2014 by deputies tossing a flash-bang grenade while serving a no-knock warrant at a Cornelia residence, landing in a room where a toddler was sleeping.

According to the AJC, the new settlement is to be paid by insurance policies held by Rabun and Stephens counties, which were also members of the Mountain Judicial Circuit N.C.I.S. Drug Team involved in the raid, and brings the total awarded to the toddler’s family of to nearly $3.6 million.

The AJC said it also brings an end to civil proceedings in the case after the family previously settled civil cases against Habersham County and the city of Cornelia for around $1 million apiece.

The child continues to recover from his injuries.