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20080729 SWAT Team honored for raiding wrong house

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Uploaded on Aug 27, 2008

20080729 Minneapolis SWAT Team honored for raiding wrong house

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WCCO-TV http://wcco.com/ Minneapolis MN: July 29, 2008 Minneapolis SWAT Team honored for raiding wrong house

http://wcco.com/iteam/swat.team.honor...

WCCO-TV Minneapolis, MN: "On Monday, Minneapolis Police Chief Tim Dolan handed out honors to a team of officers involved in a botched raid at an innocent family's home more than seven months ago...

"Just days before Christmas, the sound of intruders breaking into their home in North Minneapolis prompted Vang Khang to grab his shotgun to protect his six children. His terrified wife called 911.

"Khang fired several shots at the "intruders" who turned out to be members of the Minneapolis Police Department's SWAT team. The officers returned fire. Their protective gear prevented them from being harmed by the bullets.

"No one was hurt in the shootout last Dec. 16 and the Minneapolis Police Chief ordered an internal investigation. The house was left riddled with bullet holes and broken glass. Two days later, Dolan apologized to the family and launched an internal investigation to find out how the SWAT team wound up in an innocent family's house in the middle of the night.

"The investigation determined that the team had gone there looking for a gang member's guns after an informant gave investigators in the department's Violent Offenders Task Force bad information. The investigation is ongoing.

"On Monday, Dolan recognized members of the SWAT team for their bravery and how they handled the raid. With Mayor R.T. Rybak and other city officials looking on, the chief handed out medals and commendations.

Read the entire account here: http://wcco.com/iteam/swat.team.honor...

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