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Calif. teen shot by cops was struck twice in back: lawsuit

Calif. teen shot by cops was struck twice in back: lawsuit
A California teen who was shot by police in June was twice struck in the back, according to a new lawsuit, which also claims officers removed bullets from the boy’s body by hand before paramedics made it to the scene.

Most Read Officer Samuel Tomlinson claimed that the teen was driving straight toward him as he stood outside his patrol car and the cop fired at the car, only for Officer Stephen Akacsos to fire as well, thinking “his partner had either been shot or struck by the vehicle,” according to a June 26 news release from police.The new lawsuit states that the teen had been driving with his older cousin that evening and fell asleep in the car, only to wake up to a commotion in the unfamiliar parking lot.A California teen who was shot by police in June was twice struck in the back, according to a new lawsuit, which also claims officers removed bullets from the boy’s body by hand before paramedics made it to the scene.After allegedly removing the bullets from the boy’s body, Pointer says they “hauled him off to Juvenile Hall.

As they were detaining a pair of men in a parked car, police say other cars, including one driven by the teen, started to leave the parking lot.“Not only does he now have these physical wounds, he has these mental wounds, as well, which will never go away.

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