A Kansas deputy tased a 12-year-old autistic boy who was handcuffed, shackled and hogtied

Topeka Capital Journal: “A Jackson County sheriff’s deputy used his Taser on a 12-year-old autistic boy without warning as the youth sat handcuffed, shackled and hogtied in the deputy’s vehicle. The state’s law enforcement oversight body says Matthew Honas on Feb. 23 used excessive force multiple times on the boy, including tying him up in a manner that threatened “his ability to breathe properly.” The Kansas […]

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 […]

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 […]

Randal Dunklin

Randal Dunklin (San Francisco). Randal Dunklin was a homeless man who used a wheelchair and who has psychiatric disabilities. One day he was carrying a knife in 2011, and was surrounded by police who ordered him to drop the knife. He attempted to raise his hands to show he was complying with police officers, and […]

Kenneth Ellis

Kenneth Ellis (Albuquerque, NM: 2010) was an Iraq War veteran who suffered from post-traumatic stress disorder. Ellis was called to a convenience store when he began threatening to kill himself. The police arrived and a crisis-intervention officer began negotiating with Ellis. In the middle of the negotiation, OfficerLampiris-Trembasuddenly shot and killed him. The city independent […]

Colin Farmer

Colin Farmer (Chorley, Lancashire) is a 61-year-old blind man.  Colin was taking a walk to a local pub with his white walking stick. The police received complaints about a man walking by Chorley with a samurai sword. A officer spotted Colin with his walking stick and confused the walking stick for the sword and immediately […]

Eric Garner

Eric Garner was a man who suffered from acute and chronic bronchial asthma and hypertensive cardiovascular disease. He was approached by the New York Police for suspicion of selling illegal cigarettes. When Garner asserted his innocence, police officers forced his head down to the ground so he could not breathe. Even when he stated he […]

Freddie Gray

Freddie Gray was a 25 year old man who had developmental disabilities as a result of lead poisoning. On April 12, 2015, he was arrested by 6 Baltimore police officers and put into a van. But the end of the trip, he had fallen into a coma because he suffered three fractured vertebrae, injuries and […]