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 second person suffering from mental illness to be shot to death by Detroit police within the month.

The woman, whose mother said she suffered from schizophrenia, was in a home on Detroit’s west side with two young children when officers rushed in and she began struggling over a gun with one officer, he said. The three other officers fired four rounds at the woman, who did not fire the gun. More on this story here.