Police in Elyria, Ohio, issued a statement Friday evening after allegations emerged about a search warrant execution involving a sick child.
A family said they are furious and traumatized after they claim dozens of police officers raided their home for no reason.
The family claims the Elyria Police Department had the wrong house and says they blame the department’s recklessness for putting their toddler in the hospital.
The search happened Wednesday just before 2:15 p.m. at a home on the 300 block of Parmely Avenue.
Police say the search warrant was executed at the correct house.
The Jennings family’s Ring camera captured the moments the Elyria Police Department’s special response team broke down their front door in the middle of the day.
Twenty-five-year-old Courtney Price was staying at her aunt and uncle’s home on Parmely Avenue in Elyria with her 1-year-old son, Waylon May. She and Waylon were the only ones home when she heard a loud bang.
Police say they used diversionary devices known as “flash-bangs” outside the house. The devices produce sound and light and are intended to distract the suspect.
Police say these devices do not produce burns and do not contain pepper gas or chemical agents.
Police entered the home after repeated announcements and found a woman and her 17-month-old toddler.
Price said she was stunned as she watched Elyria police bust through the front door
“All I seen was lights flashing and smoke coming into the house,” Price said.