Federal judge finds in favor of McKinney woman after home heavily damaged by police

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A McKinney woman has won a case against the city after a federal judge awarded her nearly $60,000 as compensation for the damage done by a SWAT raid two years ago.

A fugitive on the run with a 15-year-old girl forced his way into Vicki Baker's home and held police at bay until the SWAT team used multiple tear gas canisters and then rushed the house where they found the fugitive had killed himself.

But during the stand-off, SWAT plowed through her back fence, busted down her garage door and left at least $50,000 in damages.

Baker's insurance company wouldn't pay, saying there was no coverage for damage done by police. The city said it wasn't responsible, either. But yesterday in Sherman, a federal judge said otherwise. But before Baker gets the $60,000 ordered by the judge, the city says it's going to appeal.

On Tuesday in Sherman, a federal judge said otherwise. But before Baker gets the $60,000 ordered by the judge, the city says it's going to appeal.

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