91 Freeway shooting: Family of teen killed by Fullerton police files claim with city

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Friday, July 19, 2019
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The newly released video from the officer's body camera shows the officer opening fire on Hannah Williams who was holding what turned out to be a replica gun.

ANAHEIM, Calif. (KABC) -- The family of a 17-year-old girl who was shot and killed by a Fullerton police officer during a July 5 incident on the 91 Freeway has filed a claim for damages with the city.

According to the Orange County Register, the claim seeks damages in excess of $25 million dollars. The move means Hannah Williams' family could sue for upwards of that amount if a lawsuit is ever filed.

Body-camera video released by the Fullerton Police Department appears to show Williams in a shooting stance. Investigators said she was holding what turned out to be a replica gun when the officer opened fire on her.

According to investigators, prior to the shooting, Williams intentionally struck a police car with her SUV on the freeway in Anaheim and then made a U-turn into oncoming traffic.

An attorney for William's family said she suffered from depression.