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.



Offensive or inappropriate comments are subject to removal. To report a comment, please e-mail us at feedback@ksby.com, and include the name of the story and information on the comment.

Thank you! KSBY.com

Most Popular

Top Videos

1 2 3 4