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Brian Claunch

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.

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Markus Johnson

Markus Johnson, aged 21, died on September 6, 2019, in the Danville Correctional Center, a medium-security prison in Illinois. Markus was diagnosed with bipolar disorder

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Yong Yang

Yang, 40, was killed on May 2 after allegedly wielding a kitchen knife toward officers responding to reports of a mental health episode. Yang’s parents called the Los Angeles

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