Mother of Man Shot by Officer at Cesar Chavez Park Speaks Out

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A distraught mother of a man who was shot by police is spoke to FOX40 at a Sacramento gathering designed to protest curfews placed on demonstrations in Oakland.

Linda doesn't want to reveal her last name, but does want to reveal what she says has been unfair treatment by city police since her son was shot multiple times May 21.

Investigators have said she felt threatened by her son's strange behavior while the two were driving near Caesar Chavez Park and flagged down a bike cop for help.

She contradicts them saying she was just concerned because he was having hallucinations but never felt threatened.

While interacting with her 28-year-old son, officers say he approached them with a large knife and they shot him.

Linda says police are keeping family away from her son when he needs them the most and won't even tell them where he's being treated.

"He is severely injured. They have shot him multiple times. He needs to have us. We need to be there. The people who shot my son up should not be the people that makes his medical decisions," Linda said.

FOX40 has reached out to the Sacramento Police Department for a response to Linda's concerns.

Following the shooting, officers said their 28-year-old victim would be arrested for threatening officers after he was medically cleared.

Any update on his medical condition has not been released.

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