Former police chief stealing state disability benefits

A former police chief, Brenda Lynn Cavoretto, had a human body fall on her during a crime scene. She claimed the incident caused debilitating physical and mental conditions and filed for disability benefits. When awarded disability, she continued to work as a model and fraudulently received more than $67,000 in workers comp benefits. More of this […]

Memphis Police Mistreatment of People struggling with Mentally health

(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 […]

Police Handcuffed 10-year old with Autism and Fractured his Arm

(Worcester, MA) JT. is a 10-year old with autism, and was getting upset after he stopped taking his medication. JT’s mom, Beshai Torres, called 911 to ask for medical assistance. While an ambulance was on there way, two police officers arrived first. After Beshai told the officers her son was autistic, the officers approached JT […]

Utah Police Shot 13-year old with Autism

(Salt Lake City, UT) Linden Cameron was 13-years old diagnosed with autism. Linden was having a mental health episode, so his mother called the police. She told police that Linden was “unarmed” and suffering “anxiety”. Two police officers arrived at the scene and within 5 minutes, Linden was shot multiple times. The police said 13-year […]

NAACP Discuss Mental Health and Police Accountability

The Mobile County branch of the NAACP held a virtual event entitled “Our Talk: the Aftermath of Tragedy,”. Mental health was a major theme for the event since three of the five families lost a loved one who suffered from mental illness. According to the Treatment Advocacy Center “those who suffer from a mental illness […]