On August 13, 2014, Dante Parker, 36-year-old African American man died while in police custody after sheriff deputies used a taser stun gun on him. Parker was suspected of trying to break into a home. Sheriff's deputies saw Parker riding away from the residence on a bicycle and tried to stop him, but appeared to be under under the influence of an unknown substance. According to officials, he became "uncooperative and combative" and Parker allegedly fought a female deputy. The deputy used the taser several times during a struggle with him and another deputy handcuffed him and placed him in the patrol unit when they realized he was having breathing trouble and sweating. Parker died at the hospital two days before his 37th birthday.
On January 27, 2016, Janet Wilson, a 31-year-old African American unarmed woman was fatally shot five times by Dearborn police officers after Wilson got into altercations with store employees and mall security at the Dearborn's Fairlane Mall. Once police officers were called, Wilson got into her car and drove off as she was being tailed by the Dearborn police with their emergency lights on signaling for her to pull over, but Wilson continued to drive. Due to traffic, Wilson was at a stop as Dearborn police stood outside her vehicle instructing her to turn the car off and step out the vehicle. Wilson refused and drove off. As she drove, officers shot several times through her windshield causing Wilson to lose control of the vehicle.Officers broke into the car, put the car in park, turned off the engine, and pulled Wilson out the car. Incapacitated from gunshot wounds, she was taken to the hospital where she was pronounced dead.
Justice For Freddie Gray
On April 19, 2015, Freddie Gray Jr., a 25-year-old African American man died in the hospital due to several spinal injuries caused by police officers after being arrested a week before. State prosecutor, Marilyn Mosby said Gray was illegally arrested, assaulted and falsely accused of carrying an illegal switchblade. After arresting Gray, he requested medical attention several times and was denied. Gray suffered a medical emergency while being transported and was transported to Shock Trauma and arrived in critical condition. Gray suffered from a tragic spinal cord injury which resulted in his death.
Justice for NatashaMckenna
On February 8, 2015, Natasha McKenna, 37-year-old African American woman died in police custody. McKenna was being held at Fairfax County Adult Detention Center due to an outstanding warrant over her suspected attack on a police officer. While in custody, McKenna was handcuffed, had shackles on her legs and a spit mask on her face due to her previous history with police. A sheriff's deputy used a stun gun to taser McKenna four times because she wouldn't bend her knees to be put into a wheeled restraint chair. Shortly after being tasered, she suffered from cardiac arrest, lost consciousness, got resuscitated and placed on life support, but was brain dead and removed from life support after five days.