Bennie Edwards was a 60-year old homeless man with Bipolar and Schizophrenia. A store manager called the police on Edwards for causing a disturbance. When police arrived Bennie was armed with a knife. After Bennie refused to drop the knife, the officers used pepper-spray and a taser which both proved ineffective. Afterwards, Bennie attempted to run away when the officers fatally shot him. His body was left on the ground for over two hours.