Expert warns of ‘perfect storm’ as the number of police shootings increases in 2022 — (MSN.com)Tuesday, December 27th, 2022
Many Police Shootings Involve People in Mental Health Distress — (The Blue Magazine)Monday, September 5th, 2022
LaSalle officer in cleared in shooting of off-duty Adams County sheriff’s deputy — (The Denver Post)Monday, March 15th, 2021SSRI Ed note: Off duty Sherriff's Deputy on Prozac drank, involved in high speed chase, behaves aggressively, is shot and killed by another officer.
Detroit police sniper shoots barricaded gunman who terrorized hostage — (Detroit Free Press)Saturday, October 31st, 2020SSRI Ed note: Man on medication for "bipolar" stops taking it, experiences mania in withdrawal, takes girlfriend hostage, killed by police after 9 hr standoff.
Gunman killed, woman hostage freed unharmed after standoff in Detroit — (The Detroit News)Friday, October 30th, 2020SSRI Ed note: Man diagnosed with bipolar stops taking his medication, takes his girlfriend hostage, has standoff with police, is shot and killed.
Knife-wielding Lancaster man killed by cops was mentally-ill, off meds, sister says — (New York Post)Monday, September 14th, 2020SSRI Ed note: Man in withdrawal from antidepressants, neuroleptics has episode of mania, psychosis, charges at police officer with knife, is shot and killed.
Mental Illness and Police Violence — (Psych Central)Monday, August 10th, 2020SSRI Ed note: People diagnosed mentally ill (= drugged), are 16 times more likely to be killed by police that others. Meds the usual cause of aggressive behaviour.
Mother of man killed by cops after calling 911 says police service hasn’t ‘even apologized’ — (CTV News)Thursday, July 16th, 2020SSRI Ed note: Young man on psych meds for a decade predictably suffers problems, calls 911, police come over, shoot and kill him, face no consequences.
A stacked deck: How police forces get away with killing more than 1,000 Americans a year — (Business Insider)Wednesday, July 1st, 2020SSRI Ed note: Man who has been drinking takes Prozac, valium, antihistamine, becomes suicidal, agitated, girlfriemd calls police, he grabs a knife, is shot and killed.
To view original article click here Sister says Rodney Levi, Mi’kmaw man shot and killed by N.B. RCMP, was a ‘jokester’ with the ‘biggest heart’ — (APTN National News)Saturday, June 13th, 2020SSRI Ed note: Mi’kmaw man on antidepressants (possibly in withdrawal) has manic episode, runs at police who taser, then shoot him dead. Sister thinks he needed psych meds.
Calif. Man Who Shot Deputy in Ambush Attack Is Killed in Standoff that Wounded 3 Officers — (People)Friday, June 12th, 2020SSRI Ed note: Man on psych meds for years is aggressive and dangerous, possibly in withdrawal, steals guns and goes on crime spree, is killed by police.
‘Ashley wasn’t a monster’: South Hedland stabbing attacker’s mother speaks out — (Newsline)Wednesday, May 20th, 2020SSRI Ed note: "Beautiful soul" father stops taking psych meds, has psychotic episode, stabs 7 at mall, shot dead by police, family holds no grudge.
Arkansas man killed in standoff with law enforcement — (News Channel 3 Memphis)Tuesday, May 19th, 2020
Police identify man who was killed in police standoff after shooting trooper — (Pennsylvania Patriot-News)Thursday, December 12th, 2019SSRI Ed note: Man on psych meds for many years stops taking them, shoots at police when they arrive to do a welfare check. Police shoot and kill him.
A cry for help summoned the police — and ended in his deathMonday, October 21st, 2019SSRI Ed note: Man, on antidepressants since starting high school is chronic depressed, suicidal with other negative side effects, police called to help, shoot, kill him.
Authorities identify gunman in deadly Odessa shooting Monday, September 2, 2019 — (ABC News 13)Monday, September 2nd, 2019SSRI Ed note: Man refuses to take his "mental health medication", goes on shooting spree killing 7, ouwning 22, dies in standoff with police.
Video shows Dallas police mocking man killed as they pinned him down — (The Guardian)Friday, August 2nd, 2019SSRI Ed note: Officers suffocate man in withdrawal who called them for help while he begs for his life. Nobody charged, no job loss.
Police release body camera footage of teenage girl’s fatal shooting — (ABC Eyewitness News)Saturday, July 13th, 2019SSRI Ed note: High school student on antidepressants goes on a bizarre rampage, driving recklessly, pointing a toy gun at police, who shoot and kill her.
Attorney: Man killed at Costco was mentally ill, off meds — (ABC News)Tuesday, June 18th, 2019SSRI Ed note: Diagnosed man stops meds, becomes irrational, hostile, slaps policeman at Costco who shoots, kills him.
911 call: Chanhassen teen killed by deputies was in rage day earlier after car taken away — (Star Tribune)Monday, July 16th, 2018SSRI Ed note: Talented student, athlete on antidepressant overreacts to losing use of car, is suicidal, threatens sheriff's deputies, they shoot and kill him.
Minnesota authorities investigating after teen fatally shot by deputies — (Fox News)Saturday, July 14th, 2018SSRI Ed note: "Popular, high energy, funny, loving" teen has "mental health issues" is suicidal, threatens mom, dies in suicide by cop. All the hallmarks of psych meds case.
Man shot, killed by police during standoff in Wayne County — (The Pocono Record)Monday, June 25th, 2018SSRI Ed note: Man drugged for "schizophrenia", "bi-polar" stops his meds, shoots at brother, mom and at police when they arrive. They shoot, kill him.
Police: Man shot by Troy officer had mental issues — (The Detroit News)Tuesday, April 10th, 2018SSRI Ed note: Man in withdrawal from psych meds goes "berserk", lunges at police with knives, they shoot and kill him. Police shooter not charged.
Families of mentally ill fear calling police may turn into deadly encounter — (New York Daily News)Thursday, April 5th, 2018SSRI Ed note: New York police, routinely called to deal with mental health crises caused by psych drugs (although nobody admits that part) shoot, frequently shoot, kill.
Man who killed Colorado deputy fled mental ward in 2014, document shows — (The Chicago Tribune)Wednesday, January 3rd, 2018SSRI Ed note: Honorably discharged army veteran, lawyer on multiple psych meds stockpiles ammunition, starts acting strangely, shoots at police officers, kills 1, injures 4.
‘I want it to stop’. At 15, Ruben Urbina couldn’t bear his depression and anxiety anymore. So he called police with a chilling threat — (The Washington Post)Wednesday, December 27th, 2017SSRI Ed note: Promising student on antipsychotics, antidepressants has suicidal thoughts, self-harms, attempts suicide, is killed by police who claim shooting justified.
Wife of metro Detroit veteran killed in standoff with police speaks out — (WXYZ Detroit)Monday, August 28th, 2017SSRI Ed note: Young vet loses friend to suicide, gets "help" for PTSD from VA, they change his meds, he becomes violent, suicidal, dies in standoff with police.
‘He was afraid’: Mother seeks answers after her mentally ill son is shot dead by police — (Yahoo)Monday, June 12th, 2017SSRI Ed note: Man diagnosed schizoid and bipolar stops meds, has manic episode, is shot and killed by police.
Mother speaks out after SIU lays no charges in son’s police shooting death — (The Star)Tuesday, June 6th, 2017SSRI Ed note: Man diagnosed schizophrenic at 18 stops meds, has serious withdrawal reaction, is erratic, commits theft, is shot, killed by police. Shooting "justified".
Lindt Cafe siege inquest findings: ‘the deaths were not the fault of police’ — (news.com.au)Wednesday, May 24th, 2017SSRI Ed note: Man fed Prozac, zolpidem, Zoloft, risperidone becomes paranoid, “vicious maniac", accomplice to ex's murder, later stages hostage incident, is 1 of 3 killed.
Kenner police shoot, kill armed man with mental illness after standoff, officials say — (WDSU)Tuesday, January 24th, 2017SSRI Ed note: Man in withdrawal from psych meds threatens police with knives during standoff, they shoot and kill him.
Soldier who killed 5 Dallas Police Officers showed PTSD symptoms, documents show — (The Los Angeles Times)Wednesday, August 24th, 2016SSRI Ed note: Afghanistan vet suffers PTSD, V.A. prescribes antidepressant and anti-anxiety meds, he shoots and kills 5 police officers.
Man killed by police had history of mental illness — (The Enquirer Cincinnati)Monday, August 8th, 2016SSRI Ed note: Former foster child, talkative & fun, forcibly medicated, stops taking meds, threatens polic officer who shoots, kills him. Mental illness blamed.
Gavin Long said he suffered from PTSD, source tells CNN — (CNN)Wednesday, July 20th, 2016SSRI Ed note: Veteran, awarded Marine Corps Good Conduct and other medals, had PTSD, was on at least 3 psychoactive meds when he shot 6 police, killing 3, in Baton Rouge.
Nice attack: What we know about Mohamed Lahouaiej Bouhlel — (ABC News)Saturday, July 16th, 2016SSRI Ed note: Nice, France: man on antidepressants, not religious or a terrorist, kills more than 80 people with his truck on Bastille day. Police shoot and kill him.
Families failed by a broken mental health care system often have no one to call but police — (The Boston Globe)Wednesday, July 6th, 2016SSRI Ed note: Young man, 23, on Lexapro 3 weeks, drugged as child, is suicidal, goads police into shooting him. Police kill him despite warning. Killer cop awarded a medal.
Sheriff: Texas woman shot daughters to make husband ‘suffer’ — (Canadian Press)Thursday, June 30th, 2016SSRI Ed note: Treatment for depression in 2012 starts "downward spiral" for loving mom, with suicide attempts, marriage destroyed. Shoots daughters. Killed by police.
Orlando shooter was body builder, reportedly bipolar — (Macleans)Sunday, June 12th, 2016SSRI Ed note: Man, history of violence, steroid user,"bipolar", worried he is psychotic, researches psych meds 3 weeks before shooting 103 at Orlando nightclub, killing 50.
HPD: Suspect fired 212 rounds during mass shooting — (ABC Eyewitness News 13)Tuesday, May 31st, 2016SSRI Ed note: Army vet "battling depression" with no history of problems becomes psychotic, shoots and kills man, fires 212 rounds, is shot and killed by police. Why?
Man killed by police officer in Cheektowaga was troubled — (The Buffalo News)Monday, March 7th, 2016SSRI Ed note: Man given antidepressants does not continue them due to cost when supply runs out, drinks, becomes aggressive, steals gun, threatens police, is shot, killed.
Andrews family touched by death before fatal shooting — (Greater New Milford Spectrum)Friday, February 19th, 2016SSRI Ed note: "Squeaky clean" 51-yr-old attorney, depressed by deaths of mother and brother, takes medication, attacks his family, is killed by police.
Mario Woods’ last moments: ‘You better squeeze that … and kill me’ — (SFGate)Tuesday, February 9th, 2016SSRI Ed note: Man on marijuana, speed and antidepressants slashes a stranger, has confrontation with police, is shot to death in the back.
Man Killed by Police Had History of Mental Illness — (Treatment Advocacy Centre)Monday, January 11th, 2016SSRI Ed note: "Likeable" man forced to take psych meds goes to school carrying BB gun, is shot and killed by police. Father blames lack of treatment.
Inquest into the death of Edward Wayne Logan — (Queensland Coroner)Monday, December 14th, 2015SSRI Ed note: Coroner finds that "despite" being on Lexapro, Celexa, man's personality was to blame for him being shot by police during manic, violent episode, not meds.
Father, 41, who boasted of having ‘the best wife ever’ is shot dead by police outside his home after they were called to domestic row — (Daily Mail)Thursday, October 22nd, 2015SSRI Ed note: Normally happy family man takes antidepressant, causes disturbance, is shot by police.
Records show man killed by police was previously suicidal — (WSB TV2)Sunday, September 27th, 2015SSRI Ed note: Man in wheelchair shot by police
Wife: Man who killed deputy made threats 2 days earlier — (Associated Press)Thursday, September 24th, 2015SSRI Ed note: Young father, normally a kind and responsible man, takes Paxil, is abusive and threatening to wife, gets killed in shootout with police.
Sand City shooting: Mother of dead suspect recalls son’s troubles — (Santa Cruz Sentinal)Tuesday, September 22nd, 2015SSRI Ed note: Woman on drug cocktail including Wellbutrin, $160K in warrants outstanding, shot and killed with her boyfriend in standoff with police outside Target store.
The killing of Alex Myers: Mental illness and police and the state of crisis intervention in Indianapolis — (The Indy Star)Sunday, September 13th, 2015SSRI Ed note: Men known to be depressed and suicidal, most almost certainly on antidepressants, are shot, killed by police.