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Evansville asks US Supreme Court to review federal appeals court's ruling in SWAT raid lawsuit


EVANSVILLE, Indiana — The city of Evansville has asked the U.S. Supreme Court to review a federal appeals court's ruling in a lawsuit filed over a SWAT raid.

The Evansville Courier & Press reports (http://bit.ly/1NubiGQ ) attorneys for the city filed the appeal on behalf of Police Chief Billy Bolin and 11 officers named in the lawsuit.

Louise Milan alleges in her lawsuit that police used excessive force in a June 2012 SWAT raid on her home.

Police said they mounted that raid because they believed someone in the house was behind online threats against police.

A federal appeals court in August upheld a lower court ruling that found Milan could proceed with her lawsuit. The court found that Evansville police had "committed too many mistakes" to be shielded from liability.

Information from: Evansville Courier & Press, http://www.courierpress.com

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