Kenneth French (Corona) was a 32-year-old man with developmental disabilities. On June 14, 2019, French was in Costco with his parents when he got into a physical altercation with Salvador Sanchez, who was an off-duty police officer with the the Los Angeles Police Department. Sanchez lied and said he had been knocked unconscious by French, although video footage proved that was not the case. After he was hit by French, French’s parents tried to intervene and explain their son’s disabilities. But Sanchez shot his gun ten times, killing French and seriously injuring his parents. The Riverside County DA declined to press charges against Sanchez. French’s parents have filed suit against the City of Los Angeles.
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