US Supreme Court declines to hear case about police raid at Indiana woman's home


By: Associated Press

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EVANSVILLE, Ind. (AP) — An Indiana woman’s lawsuit alleging that Evansville police violated her constitutional right against unreasonable search and seizure when they raided her home will now proceed to trial after the U.S. Supreme Court declined to hear the city’s appeal.

The Evansville Courier & Press reports that the high court’s decision Monday lets stand a federal appeals court’s ruling in Louise Milan’s lawsuit over a 2012 SWAT raid on the then 68-year-old woman’s home. The federal appeals court found that the Evansville Police Department “committed too many mistakes” to be shielded from liability in the case.

Police were investigating threats made against the police department on an online message board, but no evidence was found in Milan’s home.

A city attorney says the court’s denial is disappointing but it’s not a loss.