Family of baby injured during raid awarded $3.6 million

Family of baby injured during raid awarded $3.6 million
Bou Bou on Aug. 23 in Janesville

A federal judge has approved a $3.6 million settlement for the parents of a toddler who was severely injured when a flash grenade detonated in his playpen during a raid.

The settlements were announced Friday by Mawuli Mel Davis, attorney for Alecia and Bounkham Phonesavanh.

The judge signed off on three settlements previously reached with three Georgia counties and a city.

Bounkham “Bou Bou” Phonesavanh was 19 months old in 2014 when deputies serving a warrant tossed a flash bang device into the home where they thought a drug dealer was staying.

The device landed in the toddler’s playpen and left him with serious injuries to his face and chest.

In December, former Georgia sheriff’s deputy Nikki Autry was found not guilty of charges stemming from her role in the “no-knock” drug raid.

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