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AUSTIN, Texas The family of a man who died in a police shooting last month is suing the officer and the city of Austin, alleging wrongful death, racial injustice and excessive force.

The federal court lawsuit filed Tuesday claims Officer Leonardo Quintana didn't follow proper policy in trying to awaken Nathaniel Sanders II, 18, during the early morning hours of May 11 and then overreacted and shot the man without justification. Police have said Sanders reached for a weapon.

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CHILDREN'S charities last night condemned a senior police officer who claimed people who had sex with girls of 13 or over should not be classed as paedophiles.

Chief Constable Terry Grange, from Dyfed-Powys Police, said he believed paedophiles should be defined as men who had sex with pre-pubescents. The closer a child was to 16 - the age of consent - the more of a "grey area" it became, he said.

He later sought to clarify his position, insisting he was referring only to 13, 14 and 15-year-old girls and teenage boys. Mr Grange said he would endorse the prosecution of any man over the age of 20 who has sex with a girl aged between 13 and 15.

Roger Williams, Liberal Democrat MP for Brecon and Radnorshire, said he thought the police officer's comments were "unhelpful".

Michele Elliott from children's charity Kidscape, which focuses on bullying and child sexual assault, said: "The definition of a paedophile is a person who is sexually attracted to children. In this country we class this as children who are under 16."


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