At about 12:30 a.m. on May 16, Mertilla Jones was sleeping on her sofa in her Detroit home when a stun grenade came crashing through the window.
The device caused her to tumble to the floor, she told The Detroit News, moments after which she collided in the dark with a member of the Detroit Police Department who’d rushed through the door during a raid in search of a murder suspect.
The cop fired a shot, striking Mertilla’s seven-year-old granddaughter, Aiyana Stanley-Jones —who’d been sleeping beside her—in the head.
“You f’ed up. Gone and killed my grandbaby!” Mertilla shouted at the cop.
Tragically, Mertilla was right. An hour later at a nearby hospital, Aiyana was pronounced Continue reading