Five police officers response to a domestic disturbance call from Gutierrez sister. Christopher Gutierrez was armed with knife outside her bedroom door. Christopher was 44 diagnosed with schizophrenia. When police arrived Gutierrez came outside and charged an officer. The officers immediately shot and killed Christopher. There is currently a ongoing lawsuit which claims police used lethal force when “(Gutierrez) was not armed with a gun and did not pose an immediate threat of death or serious bodily injury to anyone at the time of the shooting”.
Ernest Vassell was a 56-year old man with autism who lived in Miami. On August 31 2011, Ernest was playing with a toy rifle. The…