Civil Rights

Village Voice: Family Sues to Learn Why Shereese Francis was Suffocated in Her Home by Police

Shereese Francis (via Facebook via Village Voice)

by Nick Pinto.

On March 15, Shereese Francis had a fight with her mother and became increasingly emotionally distraught. Francis, 30, lived at home in Queens, wasn’t taking the medication prescribed for her schizophrenia. Her sister called 311, hoping to get Shereese to a hospital.

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