Philadelphia Police Killed Walter Wallace Jr. As He Suffered a Mental Health Crisis

Protestors holding a placard reading “WALTER WALLACE JR.” near the location where Walter Wallace Jr. was killed.
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hen Walter Wallace Jr. was suffering from a mental health crisis brought on by bipolar disorder on Monday, his family called 911 for an ambulance and medical assistance.

Instead of an ambulance or EMTs, police officers responded three times, and the third time they fired on Wallace. He was taken to a hospital by police…