Gershwin Arendse

Gershwin Arendse was 19 years old with a psychiatric disability. He lived in Cape Town and was sleeping when a gang war occurred. A stray bullet hit Gershwin upon the head. His father saw Gershwin making jerking movements and assumed he was having a seizure. After opening the door for more light, Gershwin died of […]

Thomas Valva

Thomas Valva

Thomas was an eight year-old diagnosed with autism. His father had a history of child-endangerment. Despite this record, a court judge gave custody of Thomas and two other children to Michael. Thomas was left overnight in his father’s freezing garage where he froze to death.

Walter Wallace

Walter Wallace

Walter Wallace was a 27-year old Philadelphia man with eight kids. Walter suffers from a bipolar disorder and has been struggling with mental health. It wasn’t uncommon for Walter’s family to call 911 when he was experience a mental health crisis. On October 26th, Walter’s wife called 911 asking for help for Walter who was […]

Abdirahman Abdi

Abdirahman-Abdi

Abdi was 37 years old with a psychiatric disability. An altercation between Abdi and the police began when officers were called to an Ottawa coffee shop over reports of a disturbance. Abdi fled to his apartment building, but was struck by an officer’s baton. Pepper spray was also used to subdue him. Abdi was left […]

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 fiancĂ©’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 […]