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Kevin Colindres

Kevin Colindres (Miami, FL: 2006) was an 18-year-old man who had autism. The police were called do his home after he began fighting with this family. Colindres calmed down until the police tried to take him to a crisis treatment center. When Colindres tried to go back to his house, the police hogtied Colindres, put their weight on his back, and ignored calls from his parents to get an ambulance when Colindres stopped breathing. Many police departments have banned hogtie-type restraints, which can cause brain damage and death when detainees are deprived of oxygen for prolonged periods. Colindres fell into a coma and died one month later. A lawsuit against the police was settled through arbitration.

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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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