Lawsuit settled in police search that left girl traumatized

MUNCIE, Ind. (AP) — Two central Indiana communities have settled a federal lawsuit that alleged police violated the constitutional rights of a girl with autism during a search for a missing woman’s body.

Gina Bosworth sued the city of Muncie and the town of Albany last year, alleging her 15-year-old daughter was traumatized by the August 2014 raid at the family’s home.

The suit says the girl “has the mental capacity of an eight-year-old” and “was extremely scared and upset” by the raid, during which one officer pointed his gun directly at her head.

The Star Press reports a federal judge approved the settlement in May.

Bosworth’s attorney says that under the settlement, the city of Muncie paid Bosworth $50,000 and the town of Albany paid her $35,000.


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