Police Brutality

A family in California has been left reeling after their special needs daughter was shot dead by police following a 911 call for emergency medical assistance.

The San Mateo County sheriff’s department says that 18-year-old Yanira Serrano, who suffered from depression, was fatally shot Tuesday in Half Moon Bay after she lunged at a deputy with a knife.

The Sheriff’s department claims that they received a call regarding a violent armed woman in the street and were responding accordingly.

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