H-SANTA BARBARA COUNTY

Jul 19, 2013 9:40 PM by Lindsay MacLeod, KSBY News

Tanglewood resident rewarded $5,000 after errored SWAT team raid

Tanglewood resident Javier Bravo, Sr. was rewarded $5,000 by a Los Angeles jury Friday.

Back in 2006, a SWAT team entered his home after the Santa Barbara Police Department obtained a search warrant.

Officials were looking for firearms, ammunition, and other evidence used in a gang-related shooting in which Bravo Sr.'s son was a suspect.

Officials say Javier Bravo, Jr. was actually in jail at the time.

An employee from the Santa Barbara County Sheriff's Office testified that she had received a call regarding the custody status of Javier Bravo, Jr. from Santa Maria Police, but said she may have accidentally omitted information regarding his status.

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