Anthony Talott


57-year-old Anthony Talotta was incarcerated at Allegheny County Jail for two weeks. He had severe intellectual/developmental disabilities and died while in custody. Details regarding his death have not been released.

Porter Burks

Detroit: Burks, 22, diagnosed with schizophrenia, was experiencing a mental health crisis Oct. 2 when his family called the police, asking for help. Body-camera footage from a crisis intervention team (CIT) officer on hand shows Burks standing in the middle of the street while officers offer him help several times and ask him to put the knife […]

Follow Up: Calls for Allegheny County Jail warden to be fired after inmate deaths

Read the Initial Report: Autistic Allegheny County inmate with intellectual disability dies at UPMC Mercy Hospital WPXI: There are currently 1,431 inmates housed in the Allegheny County Jail, and 17 people have died in this jail since April 2020. “Following the recent death of Anthony Talotta, a mentally disabled inmate, organization leaders are calling the […]

A Kansas deputy tased a 12-year-old autistic boy who was handcuffed, shackled and hogtied

Topeka Capital Journal: “A Jackson County sheriff’s deputy used his Taser on a 12-year-old autistic boy without warning as the youth sat handcuffed, shackled and hogtied in the deputy’s vehicle. The state’s law enforcement oversight body says Matthew Honas on Feb. 23 used excessive force multiple times on the boy, including tying him up in a manner that threatened “his ability to breathe properly.” The Kansas […]