San Mateo police have a lot to answer for after the tragic shooting death of 18-year-old Yanira Serrano, KRON reports.
The authorities claim that the deputy who fatally shot Serrano did so in self-defense, though Serrano’s family tells a much different account.
“Deputies arrived on scene,” Sheriff’s department spokeswoman Rebecca Rosenblatt said. “Shortly thereafter there was a confrontation where the deputy was in fear for his life and as a result he fired his weapon.”
Serrano’s family claims that they called 911 because Yanira, who has special needs, was refusing to take her medication. They were expecting paramedics to show up and were surprised when armed officers arrived on the scene.
“She has special needs and we just want answers,” the woman’s brother, Tiny Serrano says. “Who are we supposed to call now when we need help when who is supposed to help us is killing our kids?”
The officer who shot Serrano is on paid administrative leave and the district attorney’s office as well as sheriff’s detectives are investigating the incident.
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