Abdi was 37 years old with a psychiatric disability. An altercation between Abdi and the police began when officers were called to an Ottawa coffee shop over reports of a disturbance. Abdi fled to his apartment building, but was struck by an officer’s baton. Pepper spray was also used to subdue him. Abdi was left head-down in a pool of blood for over 10 minutes before paramedics arrive. Abdi died later in the hospital.
Tommie D. McGlothen, Jr
(Louisiana) Tommie D. McGlothen, Jr. was 44 years old and diagnosed with schizophrenia and depression. Tommie was having a psychiatric episode on April, 5, 2020,…