Geney Montes struggled with a diagnosed mental illness and was by more than one account in the midst of a breakdown when officers were called to the Deborah Drive four-plex he shared with his stepfather and mother, Richard and Amanda Sommers.
Richard Sommers said he wanted officers to take his stepson in for a mental health evaluation, not fatally shoot him.
“He was a good kid,” Richard Sommers said. “He needed help, and we tried and we tried.”
The family did everything possible to get their son help. They called repeatedly.
When they finally arrived, the Santa Clara police officers executed the mentally ill young man. Then they lied about what happened.
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