Report: Cops Kill Hundreds of Disabled Americans Every Year

Police accountability…..?

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Filed in support of a mentally ill woman suing police for shooting her five times

Report: Cops Kill Hundreds of Disabled Americans Every Year Image Credits: Elvert Barnes / Flickr

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The American Civil Liberties Union filed an amicus brief arguing that hundreds of disabled Americans are killed in police encounters every year. It was filed in support of a mentally ill woman suing police for shooting her five times.

In the case of San Francisco v. Sheehan, Teresa Sheehan argued that police shot her five times even though she was experiencing a “psychiatric emergency.” The US Supreme Court will hear oral arguments in the case on Monday.

Sheehan argued that when police came to her room in a group home in 2008 to take her to a hospital, they violated her Fourth Amendment rights and her rights under the American Disabilities Act (ADA). Sheehan’s home aide called police to take her to a hospital for an…

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