mental illness

The Alfred Olango shooting raises more questions about the nation's police. How should they respond to the mentally ill?

Fourteen-year-old Bresha Meadows took the life of her father in July. She is currently behind bars on charges of aggravated murder. But Bresha’s family is calling her a “hero,” who saved them all from the verbally and physically abusive Jonathan Meadows. Police allege Bresha shot her father as he slept in their Warren, Ohio home, using the same gun with which […]

A new report that took into account a two-year period of police-related shootings that ended fatally and revealed, by the report’s findings, that half the individuals killed suffered from some form of disability. The report from the Ruderman Family Foundation argues that the largest focus has been on minorities who have been shot and killed […]

The Denver District Attorney declined to charge the police officers involved in the death of a mentally ill man named Michael Lee Marshall, prompting the family to call for a federal investigation on Friday, KDVR reports.  The incident occurred in November 2015 when Marshall–a reported homeless paranoid schizophrenic–was arrested for trespassing. While in custody at the station, police claim […]

Lakeisha Holloway "has been hit with a total of 71 charges, prosecutors said Wednesday, adding up to more than a millennium worth of jail time," the report says.

Romechia Simms, the Maryland mother who was found pushing her dead son on a swing for two days earlier this year, has been charged with…

Shannon Miles, the man authorities say shot and killed a Harris County, Texas deputy sheriff last week, faced prosecutors on Monday.

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According to the website KilledByPolice.net, more than 100 people died at the hands of law enforcement in the month of March. The figure, which comes…