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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 County Department of Mental Health (DMH) due to the erratic behavior of their son, who suffers from Schizophrenia and bipolar. Yang was to be placed under a 72-hour mental evaluation […]

Improper Facility Holding Lead to Death of Man with Disabilities

Jurors at a coroner’s inquest are hearing that a mentally ill man who died in an Ontario jail cell in 2016 should not have been held at that facility. Coroner’s counsel Prabhu Rajan delivered his opening statement this morning on the first day of the inquest into the death of Soleiman Faqiri. Rajan told jurors […]

Three Police Officers Suspended After Shooting of Woman with Disabilities

Detroit’s police chief has suspended two officers and a supervisor following last week’s fatal police shooting of a woman suffering from mental illness. Detroit Police Chief James White said Monday he will recommend to the city’s Board of Police Commissioners that all three be suspended without pay. White took the steps after the woman became the […]

Somalian with Schizophrenia Kidnapped and Beaten by Local Police Trio

Three Police Officers Charged with Kidnapping and Assault

(Malta, EU) A Somali man was allegedly kidnapped and beaten by police last month in a racist-motivated attack had a long-standing mental illness. The victim was diagnosed with Schizophrenia. This incident is currently under trial in Malta. Compilation of evidence against Rika Mifsud Gretsch, 22, of Floriana, Jürgen Falzon, 24, of Santa Venera, and Luca […]

Family of Police Brutality Victim Suing Phoenix Police

Phoenix Police Department

Stanley Howard was 64 years-old when he was shot by Phoenix police on July 8th. Howard suffered from schizophrenia and depression. Howard was suffering from a mental health crisis and called police multiple times. When police arrived, they show Howard 10 times because he was holding a red, plastic water gun. The family filed a […]

Confirmed Homicide of Person with Disability Ruled Justified

Marvin Scott was a 26 year-old African American suffering from Schizophrenia. Marvin used marijuana as a medication for his condition. At an outlet mall in Allen, Texas, Marvin was arrested on a misdemeanor marijuana possession charge. The officers first took Scott to a local hospital because he was reportedly acting erratically. He was subsequently released […]

Marvin Scott

Marvin Scott was a 26 year-old African American suffering from Schizophrenia. Marvin uses marijuana as a medication for his condition. At an outlet mall in Allen, Texas, Marvin was arrested on a misdemeanor marijuana possession charge. The officers first took Scott to a local hospital because he was reportedly acting erratically. He was subsequently released […]

Mental Health Patient Relocated to Detention Center Results in Death

Jamal Sutherland was a 31-year old diagnosed with Schizophrenia and Bipolar disorder. Jamal was admitted into a behavioral health facility due to his mental health. After he attacked another patient, police were called. When he was arrested, officers were told to take him to jail instead of another secure treatment facility, according to Scott and […]

Wallace Wilder

(Pickens County, AL) Wallace Wilder was 62 years old diagnosed with Bipolar Schizophrenia. Strange noises were heard from Wallace’s house, so the neighbor investigated and found that Wallace was breaking his personal items. Wallace’s neighbor then called the police for Wallace’s own safety. When police arrived, Wallace was fatally shot. Authorities refuse to release details […]

Ray Anson Mitchell

(Mobile, AL) Ray Anson Mitchell was 37 years old diagnosed with schizophrenia. Ray and his cousin would hang out at his aunt’s house. After Ray’s cousin moved out, Ray would still visit the same house. He wasn’t able to process that his cousin no longer lived there. Ray was visiting the house again and was […]