Kristiana Coignard was a 17-year-old girl with psychiatric disabilities. On January 22, 2015, she went to the lobby of the Longview Police Department in Texas and requested assistance. The police claim she had written “I have a gun” on her hand. They shot her five times and killed her. A grand jury did not indict the police officers involved. The family reached a settlement of $15,000.
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