Ezell Ford was a 25-year-old man with psychiatric disabilities. On August 11, 2014 in Los Angeles, he decided to take a walk. Some police officers spotted him and thought he was carrying drugs. There are conflicting accounts of what happened. According to the police, Ford did respond to their orders and attacked them. But eyewitnesses say he was complying with officer orders when he was shot multiple times. It was later found that Ford had no drugs in his possession. None of the officers faced criminal charges for the shooting. The City of Los Angeles settled a lawsuit with Ford’s family for $1.5 million in October 2016.
Hours before he died, Pittsburgh Jail released an autistic man with intellectual disability from custody
Pittsburgh Institute for Non-Profit Journalism: “Anthony Talotta, 57, died Wednesday at UPMC Mercy Hospital after he was found unresponsive in his cell at the Allegheny