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Kenneth Ellis

Kenneth Ellis (Albuquerque, NM: 2010) was an Iraq War veteran who suffered from post-traumatic stress disorder. Ellis was called to a convenience store when he began threatening to kill himself. The police arrived and a crisis-intervention officer began negotiating with Ellis. In the middle of the negotiation, OfficerLampiris-Trembasuddenly shot and killed him. The city independent review officer ruled he should not have fired, but the citizen review commission later ruled the shooting justified.

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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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