Man Files Personal Injury Lawsuit Against South Dakota SWAT Team

Man Files Personal Injury Lawsuit Against South Dakota SWAT TeamA man who claims he was injured in a police raid in South Dakota has filed a personal injury lawsuit in federal court.

Adonias Tuchez contends in his lawsuit that he was in a house in Sioux Falls when it was raided by the Sioux Falls Police Department's SWAT team in October 2009, reports the Sioux Falls Argus-Leader.

Tuchez says that a "flashbang" device was thrown near him and when it went off, it tore a large hole in his foot. The plaintiff's personal injury attorney told the news provider that not only did the injury lead to $20,000 in medical expenses, it caused Tuchez, who works as a roofer, to be unable to work for months.

Police spokesman Sam Clemens told the news source that four people were arrested in the raid, which was led by Immigration and Customs Enforcement, but Tuchez was not one of them.

The Sioux Falls Police Department's SWAT team is comprised of 15 members who are utilized to handle situations that go beyond ordinary patrol duties, according to the department's website.