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Surgery planned for GA toddler burned in drug raid

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ATLANTA (AP) - A Georgia toddler who was severely burned by a flash grenade during a police raid is scheduled for more surgery.

WSB-TV reports (http://bit.ly/1l07DSe ) surgery for 19-month-old Bounkham Phonesavanh was planned for Monday at Grady Memorial Hospital in Atlanta. A prayer vigil was also planned at the hospital.

Habersham County Sheriff Joey Terrell has said officers were looking for a suspect who may have been armed and followed proper procedure in the May 28 raid by using the device, which creates a bright flash and loud bang to distract suspects. Terrell added officers would not have used the flash grenade if there had been any indication of children in the home.

A lawyer for the family has said he believes the officers acted improperly and would like to see them prosecuted.

Information from: WSB-TV, http://www.wsbtv.com/index.html

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