Sleeping 7-year-old girl shot in head during no-knock police raid on wrong home

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“They blew my granddaughter’s brains out. They killed her right before my eyes. I watched the light go out of her eyes.”

Posted on October 14, 2014
Aiyana Stanley-Jones surrounded by the Disney princesses that she adored. (Source: family photo)
Aiyana Stanley-Jones surrounded by the Disney princesses that she adored. (Source: family photo)
DETROIT, MI — A Special Response Team shattered a family’s window in the middle of the night, hurled a flashbang onto a couch next to a sleeping girl, then charged in and shot her in the head.  The hyper-aggressive tactics were made worse by the fact that police had taken it upon themselves to raid both sides of a duplex, when their suspect was only known to reside in one of them.
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On the evening of May 16, 2010, the Detroit Police Department’s Special Response Team (SRT) prepared for a surprise raid to arrest a wanted man. A surveillance unit had been monitoring the duplex…

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