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Parents of 13-Year-Old Autistic Boy Shot by Police Files Lawsuit

The parents of a 13-year-old boy with autism have filed a federal lawsuit against the Salt Lake City Police Department and the officer believed to have shot and injured the teen.

On Sept. 4, Linden Cameron’s mother, Golda Barton, called police for help while her son was having a mental health episode. The responding officers opened fire on the unarmed teenager instead, severely injuring him. Linden’s family has sought justice in the months since, and his story has rallied groups seeking police reform in Utah.

A complaint filed in Utah District Court on Monday alleges police shot Linden 11 times.

Read the source article at Salt Lake Tribune

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