Aiyana Jones case, attorney says Video shows police fired into Detroit home
By Corey Williams and Ed White The Associated Press May 18, 2010
DETROIT -- Police who carried out a raid on a family home that left a
7-year-old girl dead over the weekend were accompanied by a camera crew for
a reality television show, and an attorney says video of the siege
contradicts the police account of what happened. Geoffrey Fieger, an
attorney for the family of young Aiyana Jones, said he has seen three or
four minutes of video of the raid, although he declined to say whether it
was shot by the crew for the A&E series "The First 48," which has been
shadowing Detroit homicide detectives for months.
Police have said officers threw a flash grenade through the first-floor
window of the two-family home, and that an officer's gun discharged, killing
the girl, during a struggle or after colliding with the girl's grandmother
inside the home. But Fieger said the video shows an officer lobbing the
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