The family of a 13-year-old boy with autism shot multiple times by police announced they have reached a settlement with the city and SLC Police Department.
In a statement from the family it states, “Linden’s family filed a lawsuit in federal court for a violation of his constitutional right to be free from excessive force. The family also maintains that the SLCPD and the shooting officer acted recklessly leading up to the moment of the shooting because they knew Linden was experiencing a mental health crisis and knew that he would run from officers; yet those officers chased him down and shot him.”
The mother, Golda Barton, called 911 for help when her son, Linden Cameron, had a mental health episode.
Police shot the teen several times, but Cameron survived the attack with serious injuries.