Journalism in the Public Interest

The Human Toll of Flashbangs

Editor's Note:
After this story was published, we discovered that two passages had been plagiarized from their sources, CNN and the Washington Post. We have taken what we consider to be the appropriate action with respect to what we are convinced were unintentional mistakes by the research intern, Abbie Nehring, and have now properly attributed the sentences, in the entries for the FBI agent, Donald Bain, James Milligan and Thomas Scanzano.

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