Deborah Danner

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NYPD Officer Charged With Murder for Killing Deborah Danner, an Elderly Black Woman in Mental Distress

The 66-year-old Black woman was experiencing a mental health crisis when Sergeant Hugh Barry shot and killed her.

NYPD Sergeant Fatally Stuns Ariel Galarza

Officers were responding to the home of a man with a knife who “appeared emotionally disturbed.”

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In Essay From 2012, Deborah Danner Discusses How Police Treat People With Mental Illness

Danner was killed by an NYPD police officer this week. She writes: "[The mentally ill are] asked to accept less than our natural rights to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness."

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NYPD Officer Kills Deborah Danner, Mentally Ill Black Woman

Police Commissioner James O’Neill: “We failed.”