CORNELIA, Ga. (AP) Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal said he's awaiting results of an investigation into a botched drug raid that left a toddler severely injured before deciding whether any executive action or state legislation is needed. <br />
Deal tells The Atlanta Journal-Constitution that it's the type of case that requires a thorough investigation. <br />
Mountain Judicial Circuit District Attorney Brian Rickman said he is investigating the actions of officers involved in the raid that left 19-month-old Bounkham Phonesavanh severely injured by a flash grenade thrown in his playpen on May 28. <br />
The family's attorney, Mawuli Mel Davis, said the district attorney collected no evidence at the home, so the family has hired an investigator to do so. <br />
Police have said officers were searching for a potentially armed drug suspect and didn't know children were inside when they conducted the no-knock warrant in the early morning hours last Wednesday.<br />
A couple of days after an outright win in the general primary in which he avoided a runoff by a wide margin, U.S. Representative Doug Collins, R-Gainesville, said he was glad the week was drawing to a close.