Criminal Law

Video Of Officer Fatally Shooting California Teen Released

Police in Fullerton, California have released video of an officer fatally shooting a 17-year-old driver after a traffic incident earlier this month, and say she was holding the replica of a handgun in a “shooting stance” toward the officer.

She was on antidepressants and might have wanted to harm herself, her father told a 911 operator while seeming to fight back tears. He had called to report her missing, not knowing about the shooting, police said. In the video, police show a photo of the replica they say she was holding. It is “nearly indistinguishable” from an actual handgun.


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