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Family of Woman Killed by Sheriff's Deputy in Half Moon Bay to File Lawsuit

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    Family of Woman Killed by Sheriff's Deputy in Half Moon Bay to File Lawsuit
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    A prayer vigil was held Wednesday for an 18-year-old woman who was killed after a confrontation with San Mateo County Sheriff's deputies.

    The family of an 18-year-old woman shot and killed by a sheriff's deputy in Half Moon Bay said it plans to file a lawsuit Monday against the deputy and San Mateo County.

    Yanira Serrano-Garcia's family said they called 911 on June 3 when the mentally ill woman armed herself with a knife and refused to take her medication.

    The sheriff's department said Deputy Menh Trieu shot and killed Seranno-Garcia when she lunged at him with the knife.

    The lawsuit will allege the shooting was unconstitutional in that it violated the Fourth Amendment’s limits on police authority.

    San Mateo County Sheriff's Deputy Kills 18-Year-Old In Half Moon Bay

    [BAY] San Mateo County Sheriff's Deputy Kills 18-Year-Old In Half Moon Bay
    An 18-year-old woman was killed after a confrontation with San Mateo County sheriff's deputies that escalated into an officer-involved shooting. NBC Bay Area's Jodi Hernandez reports.
    (Published Wednesday, June 4, 2014)
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