Mother of pregnant teen killed by Fremont police files lawsuit

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The mother of a teen killed last year by two Fremont police officers is filing a federal lawsuit.

Attorney John Burris announced the lawsuit on Wednesday. 

Elena Mondragon was pregnant when she was shot and killed one year ago Wednesday.

It happened in Hayward when officers were trying to arrest her boyfriend who was wanted for multiple armed robberies. 

The two officers who fired at Mondragon have recently been cleared of any wrongdoing in the shooting.

In the lawsuit, Burris says the officers should have tried to arrest Mondragon’s boyfriend instead of opening fire.

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