Settlement Reached in Botched Police Raid of Home
By The Associated Press
BOWLING GREEN, KY - A couple has reached a $5,000 settlement with the city of Bowling Green after police erroneously served a search warrant on their home.
The Bowling Green Daily News reported that Michael and Stacie Hutchison were forced to the floor of their home and handcuffed after police breached the front door with a battering ram in July 2016.
A search warrant affidavit shows the man sought in a fraud investigation was believed to have lived there in 2015. Lead detective Jason Franks was given a written reprimand for failing to exercise due diligence.
Michael Hutchison says he had rejected the city's first offer to pay for the door if the couple signed a non-disclosure agreement that would prevent them from speaking about the incident.
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