CRIPJUSTICE.ORG

Teresa Sheehan

Teresa Sheehan is a woman with psychiatric disabilities who lives in San Francisco. In August 2008 when she was 56, police were called to involuntarily hospitalize her for a psychiatric evaluation. She did not want to leave and resisted being taken into custody. The police shot her several times, but she did survive. She sued the police department for failing to take her psychiatric disabilities into account during the arrest. Her case reached the Supreme Court, where the Court ruled against her.

More
Lives

Collage of 5 photos of Markus and other family in black & white.

Markus Johnson

Markus Johnson, aged 21, died on September 6, 2019, in the Danville Correctional Center, a medium-security prison in Illinois. Markus was diagnosed with bipolar disorder

Read More »

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

Read More »