“It is well documented that our nation’s police are not trained when it comes to necessary de-escalation and working with people with disabilities. Failures here have led to unnecessary bloodshed and traumatizing episodes. The stats are startling as half of the people killed by police across races have a disability.” Read more in this article by Andraéa LaVant in The Root.
Hours before he died, Pittsburgh Jail released an autistic man with intellectual disability from custody
Pittsburgh Institute for Non-Profit Journalism: “Anthony Talotta, 57, died Wednesday at UPMC Mercy Hospital after he was found unresponsive in his cell at the Allegheny