32, St. Martinville, LA
Michael had Bipolar Disorder and Paranoid Schizophrenia. He lived with his mom, who would call the police to help her when he was experiencing a schizophrenic episode. She trusted her son to police to keep him safe and instead they shot him in his home. Neighbors knew Michael as a non-violent nice person who was part of their community. Michael had three children.
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These descriptions were compiled by the NAMD Advocates. We also extend a special thanks to The Harriet Tubman Collective for compiling some of the names.