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Dallas ISD Police Officers Accused Of Using A Taser On 7-Year-Old Special Needs Student Yosio Lopez

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Mother of 7-year-old special needs student Yosio Lopez claims DISD officers used a Taser and a baton during an incident at school April Odis was called to Gabe P. Allen Charter School last Tuesday to pick up her son after he was disrupting class When Odis arrived her son had already been transferred to¬†Dallas Behavioral…

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Joey’s Law Seeks to Stop Police from Unjustly Killing People With Special Needs

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Joey’s Law seeks to prevent fatal misunderstandings in encounters between¬†law enforcement and individuals with special needs. Joey Weber, who had autism, was fatally shot by a veteran Hays, Kansas, police sergeant last year. Proposed legislation would allow identification cards to be marked indicating an individual has special needs. A public hearing on Joey’s law is…

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Greenville teacher Linda Winters-Johnson caught on camera dragging special ed student by her hair.

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As of this time, Linda Winters-Johnson is not in police custody. The school along with local authorities have stated at this time an investigation is going on. The two videos uploaded to Facebook show a special education girl being dragged by her hair in the Greenville gym. Many are saying Winters-Johnson should be fired and…

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Hays, Kansas police officer shoots and kills special needs man.

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Hays, Kansas officer shoots and kills special needs man for not following orders. Thursday afternoon, a Hays officer fired one shot which killed a special needs man after a mile and a half long chase. Ellis County Attorney Thomas Drees is showing very little transparency in regards to the fatal shooting. The 36-year-old man was…

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