A Washington woman who was five months pregnant was shot and killed by King County Sheriff’s deputies Friday night on Muckleshoot tribal lands. Now her loved ones want to know why.
More and more mentally ill people become the victims of police brutality. This time it was a woman, who was five months pregnant and suffered from depression before she had an interaction with the police on Friday. Her name was
Renee Davis,23-year-old mother of 3.
Police records show that officers responding to a call about a potential suicide encountered a woman with a handgun and two small children in the house when they arrived at 6:30 in the evening.
It’s still unknown what happened next, but this story is oddly similar to the case of Korryn Gaines.
Seattle lawyer Ryan Dreveskracht told the Times that unfortunately, these scenarios are all too common when police interact with people struggling with mental illness.
This is not how mentally ill people should be treated. Her kids now would have to embrace the fact they don’t have their mother anymore…
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