Officers entered the home and cleared the room, not seeing anyone inside.
The small room was cluttered with clothing and furniture items, including old mattresses leaning against a wall.
With no one in sight, a less lethal distraction device was deployed by an officer.
Officers used a noise-flash diversion product.
the officer was backing out of the room, a 2-year-old child, who is
believed to have been hiding in the mattresses, began walking toward the
device as it was activated.
Third-degree burns on the kid.
If they didn't see anyone, why the flash-bang? What was the reason for it?
And notice the new language: 'less lethal distraction device', 'noise-flash diversion product'. Because it sounds so much less than calling it what it is.