No Charges for Cop Who Killed Family’s Mentally Ill Son in His Underwear Holding a Broom on Video

Miami Gardens, FL — On February 15, Lavall Hall had a schizophrenic episode when he grabbed a broom and then went outside in his underwear. Unable to get her son back inside, Hall’s mother called the police for assistance to get her son back to the hospital, as he was only released one week prior.

 

Hall’s mother says that the police were aware of her son’s condition as they had responded to calls for medical assistance at her home in the past, and that she repeatedly told the officers that he was schizophrenic and bipolar on this evening.

 

“Don’t hurt my child,” the mother asked the officers before the encounter.

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The cop shot him while he was down on the ground.

Woman With Asperger’s Who Touched Millions of Lives with Viral Video, Shot Dead by Police

As the Free Thought Project has pointed out in the past, the overwhelming majority of time spent by police during training is devoted to shooting their weapons. Very little time is set aside for training in de-escalation tactics, and most departments receive zero training in dealing with the mentally ill.

 

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No Charges For Denver Police Officers In Jail Death Of #MichaelMarshall

The Denver District Attorney will not charge the police officers involved in the death of a mentally ill man named Michael Lee Marshall.

 

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Body Cam Shows the Danger Faced by Innocent Autistic People When Approached by Bully Cops

Instead of attempting to de-escalate the situation with a man, who the officer knew was mentally disabled, he proceeded to grab Pletnikoff when he didn’t answer their questions. Nicholas, most likely not fully understanding the situation due to his disability, exercised a natural human reaction by resisting his kidnapper. Unfortunately, when your would-be attackers wear a badge, there is always a guaranteed escalation of force.
In response to him failing to immediately submit to their authority, officers quickly tackled Nicholas, repeatedly drove his head into the pavement and, after a brief struggle, deemed it necessary to pepper spray the innocent, autistic man.
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Chicago shootings and why so many police calls involving the mentally ill end in death

Quintonio LeGrier was killed Saturday by Chicago police. He and at least 246 other people with mental health problems have been fatally shot by U.S. police in 2015.

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LAPD Officers Shoot and Kill Unarmed #RubenHerrera in Hospital Room

Torrance, CA — Ruben Jose Herrera, 26, whose mother says is bipolar, was killed Saturday afternoon by LAPD officers in his hospital room after a violent arrest.

 

On Saturday, police responded to a call of a man throwing bottles and fighting with neighbors at an apartment complex off West 207th street. When officers arrived, they found Herrera, whose mother and another witness say was not the man throwing bottles. 

 

His mother, Graciela Herrera, and a neighbor stated Ruben Herrera was fixing a flat tire on a bike when officers approached.
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