The father of a 17-year-old Vallejo boy fatally shot by police last year has filed a federal civil rights lawsuit alleging that "inadequate" shooting policies led to the death of his son and others.

The lawsuit, filed Thursday in U.S. District Court in Sacramento by lawyers for Michael Huey, alleges that police killed a cowering teenager as he begged them not to shoot at the end of a foot pursuit.

The suit links the killing of Jared Huey, 17, with a spate of officer-involved fatal shootings in Vallejo.

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Last year, officers killed six suspects, leading to protests at police headquarters and City Council meetings. They also led to Mayor Osby Davis and the council asking for an independent review by the California attorney general's office.