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Thursday, June 19, 2008 - Page updated at 08:55 AM

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Yakima County pays $242,000 for raid on wrong Sunnyside home

Yakima County paid $242,000 to a Sunnyside family whose home was hit in a raid by sheriff's deputies.

YAKIMA, Wash. —

Yakima County paid $242,000 to a Sunnyside family whose home was hit in a raid by sheriff's deputies.

The payment settles a lawsuit from Michael and Amanda Parrish who say their rights were violated in the raid three years ago.

A detective picked the wrong house. The real target of a theft investigation was about a mile away.

Michael Parrish says officers rushed him while he was getting out of the shower and handcuffed him and tossed him onto a couch without the chance to get dressed.

County attorney Larry Peterson says deputies acted with good intentions but made a mistake on the address. He says the county thought it best to resolve the case without going to trial.

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Information from: Yakima Herald-Republic, http://www.yakima-herald.com

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