Owner Of Home Destroyed By SWAT Team Wants To Know Why She Has To Pay For Repairs
Swat Team raids a home looking for a suspect (her Son) that had been accused of armed robbery. The homeowner was not home at the time of the raid. The home was damaged by tear gas grenades tossed through windows. The home is now uninhabitable due to the damage and the chemical residue from the tear gas used. The suspect was not found and it has been stated that he has not lived in said home for months. The police apologized for the damage incurred and advised her to file a claim with the city of Renton .
The City of Renton has not responded to questions posed by reporters in regards to the claim for damages. The homeowner was told by city officials that they felt they were not liable for the damage incurred during the raid, as they feel there was just cause for the raid.
The homeowner ,Melinda De La Torre, states that her son has never been arrested for the alleged armed robbery which was the reason used for the swat raid that destroyed her home. For now the home is boarded up and uninhabited.