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Federal Jury Awards $250,000 to Father of Md. Man

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BALTIMORE, Md. – The father of a Maryland man killed by a SWAT team has been awarded $250,000.

Back on May 6, 2005, four officers from the Cambridge police department went into the apartment of Andrew Cornish at 4:30 a.m. in search of illegal drugs.

The lawsuit says Cornish was awakened by the intrusion, grabbed a knife for protection, and as result was shot in the head.

A federal jury found that the officers violated Cornish's constitutional rights by failing to "knock and announce" their presence.  

Terrell Roberts, a lawyer for Cornish's father, Andrew Kane, said it was an abusive practice to send SWAT officers that early in the morning to execute a search warrant.

A lawyer for the officers has not made any comment.

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