police shootings and mentally ill
new report that took into account a two-year period of police-related fatalities revealed that half the individuals killed suffered from some form of disability.
So far this year, police around the country have shot and killed 462 people; 124 of whom were armed and in the midst of a mental or emotional crisis, reports The Washington Post. The number accounts for a quarter of the nearly 500 people fatally shot by police in the first six months of 2015, the […]
A Dallas grand jury last week cleared two officers in the death of a 39-year-old schizophrenic man whose mother had called for assistance escorting him to the hospital for treatment, CNN reports. Dallas officers John Rogers and Andrew Hutchins will not face criminal prosecution in the death of Jason Harrison, who was shot in June, said […]
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