- Associated Press - Monday, April 17, 2017

BOWLING GREEN, Ky. (AP) - A couple has reached a $5,000 settlement with the city of Bowling Green after police erroneously served a search warrant on their home.

The Bowling Green Daily News reports (https://bit.ly/2nTJvdT ) Michael and Stacie Hutchison were forced to the floor of their home and handcuffed after police breached the front door with a battering ram in July 2016.

A search warrant affidavit shows the man sought in a fraud investigation was believed to have lived there in 2015. Lead detective Jason Franks was given a written reprimand for failing to exercise due diligence.

Michael Hutchison says he had rejected the city’s first offer to pay for the door if the couple signed a non-disclosure agreement that would prevent them from speaking about the incident.


Information from: Daily News, https://www.bgdailynews.com

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