Michael Eugene Pierce

Michael Eugene Pierce

(Vancouver, Canada) Pierce was 29-years old and was diagnosed with paranoid schizophrenia. On Feb. 28th, he had stopped taking his medication. Later that day he was in public with his BB guns. Police were called and asked Pierce to drop the guns. After he refused, he was fatally shot. Police claimed that the BB guns […]

Amir Johnson

Amir Johnson

Amir Johnson was 30 when he was shot and killed during an encounter with police. Amir was experiencing a mental health episode because of his fiancé’s passing. According to officials, Amir advanced on the officers with a broken glass bottle. After Amir refused to drop the bottle, the officers shot him a total of 6 […]

Chinedu Okobi

Chinedu Okobi

Police responded to a 9-1-1 call about a person walking through traffic. When police arrived, they found Chinedu Okobi who was an unarmed 36-year old Black man with a psychiatric disability. Shortly after police confronted Chinedu, he was forced to the ground by 5 officers and tased a total of 7 times. Chinedu went into […]

Wallace Wilder

Wallace Wilder

(Pickens County, AL) Wallace Wilder was 62 years old diagnosed with Bipolar Schizophrenia. Strange noises were heard from Wallace’s house, so the neighbor investigated and found that Wallace was breaking his personal items. Wallace’s neighbor then called the police for Wallace’s own safety. When police arrived, Wallace was fatally shot. Authorities refuse to release details […]

Ray Anson Mitchell

Ray Anson Mitchell

(Mobile, AL) Ray Anson Mitchell was 37 years old diagnosed with schizophrenia. Ray and his cousin would hang out at his aunt’s house. After Ray’s cousin moved out, Ray would still visit the same house. He wasn’t able to process that his cousin no longer lived there. Ray was visiting the house again and was […]

Eric Briceno

Eric Briceno

Blanca Briceno called police to help with her son who was experiencing an episode from schizophrenia. When police arrived Eric Briceno, her son, was sleeping. Despite being asleep, the police began beating Eric. Blanca tried to record the police assault, but the police grabbed her phone. The police proceeded to taser and pepper-spray Eric who […]

Tommie D. McGlothen, Jr

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(Louisiana) Tommie D. McGlothen, Jr. was 44 years old and diagnosed with schizophrenia and depression. Tommie was having a psychiatric episode on April, 5, 2020, and followed someone into their house. Louisiana police were called and four officers arrived to the scene. The four officers used tasers, mace, and nightsticks to subdue Tommie. After being […]

Iyad al-Halak

Iyad al-Hallaq

(Jerusalem). Iyad al-Halak was a 32-year-old man with autism. On May 30, 2020, he was walking to a care facility for people with disabilities. Israeli border police began chasing him, shouting: “Terrorist! terrorist!” for no reason and shot him in the leg. He tried to hide. His counselor at the care facility tried to intervene […]

Ricardo “Ricky” Hayes

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(Chicago) Ricardo “Ricky” Hayes at the time was a 18-year-old man with developmental and psychiatric disabilities. On Aug. 13, 2017, he left his home and went running and skipping down the street. Off-duty police officer Sgt. Khalil Muhammad saw him and shot him, unprovoked. Hayes survived. Later, two police officers filed suit against the City […]

Timothy Atkins

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(Epping, Australia) Timothy Atkins is a 32-year-old man with psychiatric disabilities. On September 12, 2020, he went to the Northern Hospital Epping for mental health treatment. When his treatment was delayed, he smashed a hospital door and went walking into traffic. A police car sped up and hit him. Police officers then starting kicking in […]