|A photo of the girl provided by Fasching to The Gazette shows red and black burns on her side.|
A SWAT member attached it to a boomstick, a metal pole that detonates the grenade, and stuck it through the bedroom window. St. John said the grenade normally stays on the boomstick so it goes off in a controlled manner at a higher level. (You mean like in someones face?!)
However, the officer didn't realize that there was a delay on the grenade when he tried to detonate it. He dropped it to move onto a new device, St. John said. The grenade fell to the floor and went off near the girl.
How much training do they give these 'elite' SWAT guys? Best of the best? Hardly. Not only that, but do they even do their homework before conducting a raid?
St. John said investigators did plenty of homework on the residence before deciding to launch the raid but didn't know children were inside.