City Ordered To Pay For Botched Drug Raid

By: Nick Blaskowski Email
By: Nick Blaskowski Email

ECORSE, Mich. (AP) -- A judge has ordered Ecorse to pay $215,000 to a couple who sued the city, its retired police chief and two officers in connection with a drug raid executed at the wrong house.
The Detroit News says U.S. District Judge Nancy Edmunds ordered the cash-strapped city about 10 miles south-southwest of Detroit to pay Michael and Tammy Phelps as part of a judgment on Tuesday.
The couple accused the city, former Police Chief Jerry Copeland and others of executing a search warrant on the wrong house in September 2008. They say the warrant was for the home next door.
The lawsuit says officers threw the couple to the floor, pushed Michael Phelps' head and face with the barrel of a gun and handcuffed his wife. is happy to provide a forum for commenting and discussion. Please respect and abide by the house rules:

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