Escaping Justice: Former deputy found not guilty in Habersham County flashbang case that maimed toddler
The only officer charged in the botched drug raid that maimed a toddler in Habersham County last year was acquitted of civil rights charges Friday evening by a federal court jury in Gainesville. Nikki Autry, 29, was accused of providing false information on an affidavit to secure a no-knock warrant for a suspected drug dealer. Based in part on that intelligence, Habersham’s SWAT unit used a flash-bang device meant to disorient their target. But the stun grenade landed in the playpen of 19-month-old Bounkham “Bou Bou” Phonesavanh, resulting in severe injuries to the toddler’s face and chest.
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