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.”
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."
NYPD Officer Kills Deborah Danner, Mentally Ill Black Woman
Police Commissioner James O’Neill: “We failed.”