Alteria Woods’ mother files lawsuit against officers in fatal drug raid

Yolanda Woods filed a lawsuit in federal court earlier this month against three law enforcement officers involved in a drug raid that ended with her daughter struck 10 times by gunfire while lying on a bed. Alteria Woods – who was not the target of the March 19, 2017 narcotics probe – was caught in the crossfire between officers and her boyfriend Andrew Coffee IV in Gifford. 

Woods, a 21-year-old pharmacy technician, died after being riddled with bullets, including one round that pierced her chest and went through her heart. The lawsuit also details how a team of 20 officers participated in the Indian River County Sheriff’s early morning operation.