Brian Claunch was a 45-year-old double amputee who used a wheelchair chair. Brian stayed at the Healing Hands, a facility for people with psychiatric disabilities, in Houston Texas. On an early morning Brian complained to a staff person that he wanted a pack of cigarettes and a soda. In response, the staff person called the police. When the police arrived at the home, Brian waved a metal pen at the officers. The officers shot Brian in the head and instantly killed him. The officer was placed on administrative leave for the incident but returned to work.
Hours before he died, Pittsburgh Jail released an autistic man with intellectual disability from custody
Pittsburgh Institute for Non-Profit Journalism: “Anthony Talotta, 57, died Wednesday at UPMC Mercy Hospital after he was found unresponsive in his cell at the Allegheny