Ishmail Thompson

Ishmail was arrested in Pennsylvania amidst a mental health crisis, and the mental health specialist at the county jail said he should be sent to the hospital for psychiatric care. Later, a doctor cleared him to return to jail, and within hours, was subject to police violence that led to loss in consciousness and troubled […]

Adrain Kimbrough

Adrain Kimbrough, 35, has mental illness, and died after being assaulted by another incarcerated person in an Alabama prison. Adrain’s sister stated that he was in prison for 14 years due to state negligence. He had recently been transferred from a facility where he was in a cell where he received supervision due to his […]

Anthony Talott

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57-year-old Anthony Talotta was incarcerated at Allegheny County Jail for two weeks. He had severe intellectual/developmental disabilities and died while in custody. Details regarding his death have not been released.

Kourtnee Russo

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Kourtnee Russo (22 years) was arrested for “harassment of a public servant in Brazoria County, Texas, while having a psychotic episode. The police officer did not de-escalate the situation, and Kourtnee was arrested for spitting on a police officer.  She was placed on three 3-months probation, but was not given mental health support.  She then […]

Porter Burks

Detroit: Burks, 22, diagnosed with schizophrenia, was experiencing a mental health crisis Oct. 2 when his family called the police, asking for help. Body-camera footage from a crisis intervention team (CIT) officer on hand shows Burks standing in the middle of the street while officers offer him help several times and ask him to put the knife […]

Ja’Ceon Terry

Ja'Ceon Terry

7yo foster care child restrained and killed at a psychiatric residential center “Ja’Ceon Terry, a 7-year-old foster care child was restrained and killed at a psychiatric residential center in Kentucky on July 17, 2022. In September, the medical examiner ruled his death a homicide, finding he had been suffocated.” “It is the second high-profile death […]

Ian Fackender

Ian Fackender

Coroner finds fatal police shooting of man with schizophrenia experiencing psychosis was preventable.

Stanley Howard

Stanley Howard

Stanley Howard was a 64-year old man who was shot and killed by Phoenix police officers on July 8th. Howard was experiencing a mental health crisis since he suffers from schizophrenia and depression. He called police multiple times asking for help and has a history of interacting with police during mental health crises. When police […]

Kristiana Coignard

Kristiana Coignard was a 17-year-old girl with psychiatric disabilities. On January 22, 2015, she went to the lobby of the Longview Police Department in Texas and requested assistance. The police claim she had written “I have a gun” on her hand. They shot her five times and killed her. A grand jury did not indict […]

Michelle Cusseaux

Michelle Cusseaux was a 50-year old woman with psychiatric disabilities who lived in Phoenix, Arizona. In August 2014, police were sent to Michelle’s home on a court-ordered mental health pick up. When Michelle would not open the door, the police forced their way in. Police officer Percy Dupra shot her claiming he felt threatened by […]