Osaze was 29-years old and diagnosed with autism and schizophrenia when three officers with a mental health warrant fatally shot him. An investigation by state police cleared the officers involved of any wrongdoing. A 24-hour protest lead by the 3/20 coalition called on the borough to meet demands stemming from the police shooting of Osaze Osagie. After the killing of Osaze, the State College/Centre County Mental Health Crisis Services Task Force was established. However, they have only developed recommendations which has sparked little change according to the organizer of the protest. 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