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Markus Johnson

Collage of 5 photos of Markus and other family in black & white.

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 and schizophrenia, and had been refusing to eat, take medication, or drink water increasingly over the span of 3 weeks. Efforts to transfer him to a facility with more intensive […]

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 County Department of Mental Health (DMH) due to the erratic behavior of their son, who suffers from Schizophrenia and bipolar. Yang was to be placed under a 72-hour mental evaluation […]

Ryan Gainer

Ryan Gainer

When Ryan Gainer was diagnosed with autism as a toddler, he was nonverbal, and his family all learned sign language to communicate with him. But after the southern California boy learned how to speak at around age four, he was a “ball of energy” who never stopped talking, his older sister Rachel said. Ryan was killed […]

Maalik Roquemore

Maalik Roquemore

CLEVELAND, Ohio – Officials released bodycam footage of the fatal shooting of a Maalik Roquemore. A CMHA officer responded to a loud music complaint. While in route, the officer was flagged down by Maalik. According to the officer, when he attempted to exit the vehicle, he was attacked by Roquemore. The officer attempted to tase […]

Soleiman Faqiri

Faqiri was 30 years old and suffering from Schizophrenia. He was arrested and held at a jail cell in Ontario in 2016 when he should have been at a psychiatric facility. A few days prior to his official relocation date to the psychiatric facility, he was found beaten, pepper sprayed, restrained, and killed by correctional […]

Daniel McAlpin

Daniel McAlpin

Daniel McAlpin was a 41 year-old suffering from mental illness. He would have hallucinations that evil spirits lived within his house. McAlpin’ parents said McAlpin had a history of mental illness and was diagnosed with “anxiety disorder” two years before the shooting. A Mobile Mental Health unit was called into McAlpin’s home due to a […]

Robbie Ramirez

Robbie Ramirez

Robert “Robbie” Ramirez was shot and killed by Albany County Sheriff’s Deputy Derek Colling in November 2018 after Colling pulled Ramirez over for failing to signal before he turned. According to the lawsuit, Colling shot Ramirez, who had mental health conditions, once near the armpit and twice more in the back, after Ramirez fell to […]

Mischa Fay

Mischa Fay

Mischa Fay mental health started to decline in 2022. Police has been called to the Fay’s home six times to assist his family as they dealt with his mental health issues and behavior Then, on New Year’s Day, Mischa Fay’s mother called 911 to ask for help with her son, who was acting erratically and […]

Jeffrey Ramirez

Jeffrey tried to alert prison staff to his health issues, but his stage 3C testicular cancer wasn’t caught until it was too late. He received cancer treatment while incarcerated, and was granted compassionate release, but he still died due to medical neglect that infringed his constitutional rights to health care.

Joseph Guadagnoli

Joseph died of cancer while in custody at the federal prison in 2022. He had been trying to make his medical issues known to doctors for over a year, but by the time they listened and diagnosed his cancer, it was too late for treatment.