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Dontre Hamilton

Dontre Hamilton was a 31-year old man who lived in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.  He had schizophrenia and other psychiatric disabilities.  On April 30, 2014, Dontre was sleeping in a park, causing no disturbance. Police officer Christopher Manney starting frisking him with no probable cause.  When Dontre became startled, Officer Manney shot him 14 times and killed him.  Manney was not prosecuted for this murder, but he was fired.  He has applied for disability, claiming he has post-traumatic stress disorder.  The family of Dontre Hamilton reached a 2.3 million settlement against the city of Milwaukee.  In response to this murder, the Milwaukee police changed its policies to require all officers to receive Crisis Intervention Team trainings and to wear body cameras.

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Markus Johnson

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

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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

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