Victor Valencia

Victor Valencia

Victor was a 31 year-old Latino man, and was struggling with mental health issues. He appeared to be talking to himself at a gas station holding what appeared to be a gun. Police were called by witnesses stating Victor was an armed black man. Victor was walking towards Venice Boulevard towards a food truck when […]

James Anderson

James Anderson

Pamela Anderson called police to her home because her son, James, had stopped taking his medication for a “mild mental illness” and she wanted them to escort him to a hospital, as police had done in the past. She explained that her son was unarmed and not violent,. When officers arrived she was waiting on […]

Christian Hall

Christian Hall

Christian Hall was 19 years old and recently broke up with his girlfriend. He was feeling depressed and was contemplating suicide. Police were called when someone reported a distraught man with a gun on a bridge. When police arrived to the overpass of Interstate 80 in Hamilton Township, they asked Hall to drop his weapon. According […]

George Nkencho

George Nkencho

(Ireland) George Nkencho was 27 years old and suffering from mental health. He was introverted and mainly stayed secluded at home. Nkencho was in a retail store and got into a confrontation with a staff member. Nkencho punched the staff person and fled the store. He walked to his house armed with a knife when […]

Bennie Edwards

Bennie Edwards

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 […]

Frederick Johnson

Frederick Johnson

Frederick Johnson was 44 years living in Chicago. Johnson was diagnosed with Bipolar and Schizophrenia . As a result, Johnson had two caretakers. His caretakers were collecting the disability checks as payment. Johnson passed away on June 25th. According to eye witnesses, Johnson was being tortured by his caretakers prior to his death. Johnson died from […]

David Baker

David Baker

David Baker was a navy veteran who suffered from PTSD and mental health crises. Police responded to an apartment complex complaint. Body camera footage showed the extensive and brutal fight between David Baker and Aurora police that lead to Baker’s death on Dec. 17. For more than seven minutes, three officers punched, shocked and wrestled […]

Evelyn Towry

Picture of young girl in a Cow jacket - Evelyn Towry

Evelyn Towry (Bonner, ID: 2008) was an 8-year-old girl with autism. Towry was attending a Christmas party at her elementary school. Towry wore a cow outfit for the party. Her teachers thought Towry’s outfit was inappropriate and would not let her attend the party. Towry was escorted to another room where she was supposed to […]

Michael Moza

Michael Moza

Michael Moza recently turned 30 and is diagnosed with Schizophrenia. Moza fired 13 bullets into a home in southwest Detroit. No one was injured and Moza wasn’t labeled a suspect at the time. Afterwards, Moza was working as an election poll worker when he experienced a mental health episode. After being brought to the Detroit […]

Osaze Osagie

Osaze Osagie

Osaze Osagie was a 29 year old diagnosed with paranoid schizophrenia and Asperger syndrome. Osaze called his father and told him he was going to die. Osaze father then called police asking for a search party for Osaze who was experiencing a mental health crisis. Three police officers with a mental health warrant found Osaze […]