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Houston Fires Four Officers Who Fired 24 Bullets at Man in Mental Health Crisis

HeadlineSep 11, 2020

The Houston Police Department has fired four officers involved in the fatal shooting of a man suffering a mental health crisis in April. Nicolas Chavez died after police shot him 24 times on April 21. Calls are growing for Houston and other cities to begin sending mental health professionals, not police officers, to deal with such incidents in the future.

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