Father of teen killed by police not surprised by no charges
CHANHASSEN, Minn. (AP) — The father of a Minnesota teenager fatally shot by police is not surprised the two officers involved won’t be charged.
Carver County Attorney Mark Metz announced Thursday that the officers who killed 16-year-old Archer Amorosi in Chanhassen in July had no choice because he was charging at them with a hatchet and a BB gun.
Don Amorosi tells KARE-TV that while the prosecutor’s decision was expected, he was surprised that Metz didn’t share the Bureau of Criminal Apprehension’s investigative report.
Amorosi says he can’t understand why repeated calls to a crisis center and an earlier visit by sheriff’s deputies didn’t prevent the confrontation that ended with his son’s death.
Amorosi says his lawyers are considering whether to file a civil lawsuit.
Chanhassen is 20 miles (32 kilometers) southwest of Minneapolis.
Information from: KARE-TV, http://www.kare11.com