Facts and Data on Mental Health and Law Enforcement

Blacks were 10% of LA’s population, but 44% of those diagnosed with “serious  mental  illness.” - 2014 report to the Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discriminaton (CERD) Committee Review of the United States by Dignity and Power Now.   Since 2015, 1,519 people with a history of mental illness have been killed by police in...