(Memphis, TN) Drew Thomas is homeless and struggles with mental health. Drew has been arrested on several occasions due to minor crimes such as trespassing. One night, Drew allegedly ransacked shelves at a local gas station. When police arrived, he was compliant with the arrest. After being handcuffed, Drew was assaulted by the officers. “I will spray the [expletive] out of you! You worthless piece of incestuous [expletive],” officer William Skelton yelled at Drew before spraying the handcuffed arrestee.” Drew was sprayed a total of four times . More of this story here.
(Orlando, Florida) It’s been over a year since the Community Response Team pilot launched in Orlando. Last year, the Orlando Police Department partnered with Aspire