Pubdate: Mon, 5 Jul 2010
Source: Detroit Free Press (MI)
Copyright: 2010 Detroit Free Press
Author: L.L. Brasier, Free Press Staff Writer
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FLASH-BANG GRENADES IGNITE LEGAL BATTLES IN MICHIGAN, AIYANA STANLEY-JONES CASE
Originally for the Military, Use by Police Departments Has Grown
When Leonid and Arlene Marmelshtein heard someone on the front porch
of their small Southfield ranch house that cold winter night, they
thought one of their adult sons had come home to enjoy Hanukkah
dinner with them.
But within seconds, Southfield police broke the door down — looking
for a suspected marijuana dealing operation — and threw flash-bang
grenades, filling the small house with deafening noise, blinding
light and smoke.
“I thought they were here to kill us,” Leonid Marmelshtein, 74, said
of the police officers, who wore black hoods hiding their faces and
had their guns drawn.