Gilberto Powell

Gilberto Powell is a man with Down’s syndrome who lives in Richmond Heights, Florida.  On September 10, 2011, Gilberto, who was 22 at the time, was walking around when the police stopped him because he had a bulge in his waist band.  They tried to pat him down, but when Gilberto resisted, they beat him […]

Jonathan Meister

Jonathan Meister is deaf man who was at a friend’s house in Hawthorne, California, when the police wee called on him because he was mistakenly believed to be a thief.  When the police arrived, he indicated to them he was deaf.  However, the police refused to communicate with him properly and instead, they punched him […]

Isadore Monroe

Isadore Monroe was a 107-year-old man who lived in Pine Bluff, Arkansas. He was partially deaf and blind. On September 7, 2013, his family tried to move him out of his home, but he did not want to leave. He got a gun and told his family to leave him alone. The police were called […]

Charlie McGillvary

Charlie McGillvary was a 45 year old man who had a developmental disability and a heart condition.  In August 2011, Toronto police tackled him because they mistook him for another person who violated his bail conditions.  His mother tried to intervene and let them know they had the wrong person but she was ignored.  He […]

Jody McIntyre

Jody McIntyre (London, England) is a 20-year-old journalist with cerebral palsy. He participated in the student fee protests held in Central London in December 2010. During the protest, a police officer pulled him out of his wheelchair, dragged him onto the pavement, and beat him with the baton. McIntyre was unarmed. The Scotland Yard investigated […]

Antonio Martinez

Antonio Martinez (San Diego) is a 21-year-old with Down syndrome. On a cold night, police responded to a call about domestic violence.  Officers noticed Antonio was walking to his father’s bakery and assumed he was the suspect because he had a hoodie. The officer ordered Antonio to stop and take off his hoodie.  Not comprehending […]

Antonio Love

Antonio Love (Mobile, Alabama) is a 37-year-old deaf man with psychiatric disabilities.  One day Antonio got sick and went into a Dollar General store to go to the bathroom. He was in there for about an hour.  A worker called the police to get Antonio out of the bathroom.  The police demanded that Antonio leave […]

Christopher Lopez

Christoper Lopez was man who was being held as a prisoner in the San Carlos Correctional Facility in Pueblo.  He had schizophrenia and suffered from severe hyponatremia. On March 17, 2013, a six-hour video documents that Lopez was practically comatose, was suffering from uncontrollable shaking, grand mal seizures and disturbed breathing while prison guards laughed […]

Jesse Kersey

Jesse Kersey (Dayton, OH) is a 17-year-old young man with developmental disabilities. Jesse was riding his bike when a police officer saw Jesse and tried to speak with him. When Jesse spoke, the officer could not understand him. Jesse rode home to get his mom to translate for him. The officer thought Jesse was being […]

Keith Collins

Keith Collins was a man with physical and mental disabilities in North Carolina. He was walking around with a BB gun when the police were called to handle the situation. The police came and startled Collins into running away, they then shot him in the back 11 times. (2020)