Freddie Gray was a 25 year old man who had developmental disabilities as a result of lead poisoning. On April 12, 2015, he was arrested by 6 Baltimore police officers and put into a van. But the end of the trip, he had fallen into a coma because he suffered three fractured vertebrae, injuries and his spine was 80% severed at his neck. The police officers were indicted, but no one was convicted of his murder. The city of Baltimore did reach a settlement of $6.4 million with Freddie Gray’s family.
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