13-Year-Old Boy With Autism Shot By Police After Mother Called For Help
The Hill reports that a 13-year-old boy in Glendale, Utah, is in the hospital after being shot by police.
Linden Cameron suffered injuries to his shoulder, ankles, intestine and bladder, his mother, Golda Barton, told CBS affiliate KUTV.
Barton said she called 911 to request a crisis intervention team because her son, who has Asperger’s syndrome, was having a breakdown. She said authorities are “supposed to come out and be able to deescalate a situation using the most minimal force possible.”
The mother said five minutes after police arrived, she heard them say “get down on the ground,” followed by several gunshots.
"He’s a small child. Why didn't you just tackle him? You are big police officers with massive amounts of resources. Come on, give me a break,” Barton said.