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Wrongful death suit planned in police shooting of teen

The family of a 17-year-old teen who was shot to death by a police officer on the Walker River Paiute Reservation in Nevada is planning to file a wrongful death suit.

Norman Boney Jr. allegedly charged an officer who responded to a domestic incident at his family's home. He was shot twice and pronounced dead on the scene.

Officer Walter Valline, the target of the suit, used to work for the Eureka County Sheriff's Office. According to The Lahontan Valley News, he drew complaints in the county for being too heavy-handed with citizens.

Shortly after the county sheriff held a public meeting during which he apologized for the actions of Valline and another deputy, Valline joined the Walker River tribal police force. Valline and the county are now being sued by a motorist who says his constitutional rights were violated by Valline.

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