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Black, Disabled and at Risk: The Overlooked Problem of Police Violence Against Americans with Disabilities

A memorial to Marcus-David Peters sits at the base of the Robert E. Lee statue on Monument Avenue in Richmond, Va. on June 20, 2020.
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Abigail Abrams

June 25, 2020 8:56 AM EDT

Marcus-David Peters had just left his day job teaching high school biology and arrived at his second job at a hotel, where he worked as a part-time security guard, when he apparently experienced a psychiatric episode.

He left the hotel naked, got into his car, then veered off the side of a highway in Richmond, Va. A police officer, Michael Nyantakyi, who had seen the vehicle crash, saw Peters climb out, and attempted to subdue [...]

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