Father of teen killed by deputies wants city review

Published 10:00 pm Wednesday, August 15, 2018

CHANHASSEN — The father of a teenager shot and killed by deputies in Chanhassen is calling for a broad community discussion on how officers handle calls involving mental illness.

Archer Amorosi, 16, was killed by Carver County sheriff’s deputies July 13 outside his Chanhassen home. Amorosi’s mother had called for help saying her son was suicidal and threatening her with knives and a baseball bat.

Amorosi’s father, Don Amorosi, has asked the Chanhassen City Council to investigate the shooting. According to a press release, Amorosi said he wants a council committee to explore protocols and training and how the situation might have been handled differently.

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The Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension is investigating the shooting.