Victor Valencia

Victor was a 31 year-old Latino man, and was struggling with mental health issues. He appeared to be talking to himself at a gas station holding what appeared to be a gun. Police were called by witnesses stating Victor was an armed black man. Victor was walking towards Venice Boulevard towards a food truck when police confronted him. Shortly after, Victor was fatally shot. Afterwards it was confirmed that Victor was holding a bicycle part and not a gun when police were called and when police killed Victor. The Los Angeles Fire Department arrived at the scene and began CPR on Valencia. “Can we take the handcuffs off,” one of the firefighters asks an LAPD officer. At first, the officer says no but later several other officers confirm that the handcuffs could be removed. In the end, the handcuffs come off. It took LAFD over 7 minutes to get Valencia into an ambulance.


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

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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

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