As the officers made their way to the back of the house, where the Avina’s 11-year-old and 14-year-old daughters were sleeping, Rosalie Avina screamed, “Don’t hurt my babies. Don’t hurt my babies.”
The agents entered the 14-year-old girl’s room first, shouting “Get down on the fucking ground.” The girl, who was lying on her bed, rolled onto the floor, where the agents handcuffed her. Next they went to the 11-year-old’s room. The girl was sleeping. Agents woke her up by shouting “Get down on the fucking ground.” The girl’s eyes shot open, but she was, according to her own testimony, “frozen in fear.” So the agents dragged her onto the floor. While one agent handcuffed her, another held a gun to her head....
After two hours, the agents realized they had the wrong house—the product of a sloppy license plate transcription—and left.As the article notes, the Justice Department has decided to go to court in favor of the notion that Federal agents have a right to hold a gun to the head of 11-year-old children. I'm pretty sure that no such right can possibly exist, though they plainly have the power at present.
Anyway, the Ninth Circuit found that this conduct was "unreasonable." So when does someone at DEA go to jail for unreasonably deploying lethal force against an 11-year-old during a wrongful raid? Never, that's when.