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Mauris DeSilva

DeSilva, 46, had severe mental illness and was holding a knife to his neck when people in the building called 911. After taking an elevator to the fifth floor with a building worker, two officers found DeSilva in the hallway, with his back to them, looking in a mirror with a knife to his neck. The officers shouted at DeSilva to drop the knife, and he lowered it. The officers then shouted, “Hey, man,” which resulted in DeSilva taking one step in their direction. The police officers proceeded to shoot DeSilva multiple times resulting in DeSilva being pronounced dead at a hospital.

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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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