ALBUQUERQUE (AP) – A new federal lawsuit says FBI agents used military-grade stun grenades against three sleeping children during a 2013 pre-dawn raid of New Mexico home.
The lawsuit filed in U.S. District Court in Albuquerque this week alleges that agents blindly detonated multiple explosive devices during the raid, inflicting shrapnel wounds and severe emotional trauma against the children.
The lawsuit says the children were ages 9, 10, and 12 at the time.
According to court documents, FBI agents were investigating the children’s father, Abel Romero Sr., who federal authorities suspected of being a drug dealer in Anthony, New Mexico.
Attorney Richard Rosenstock says the raid was cruel and recklessly.
FBI spokesman Frank Fisher says he is looking into the lawsuit but the agency doesn’t comment on pending litigation.