Michelle Cusseaux was a 50-year old woman with psychiatric disabilities who lived in Phoenix, Arizona. In August 2014, police were sent to Michelle’s home on a court-ordered mental health pick up. When Michelle would not open the door, the police forced their way in. Police officer Percy Dupra shot her claiming he felt threatened by the fact she was holding a hammer. The police found the shooting to be outside department policy. However, the DA refused to file charges against the police officers.
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