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Update: Son of Black Man With Mental Illness Killed by Portland Police Plans to File Lawsuit

Meanwhile, the hospital that Andre Gladen was at hours before he was shot has made no comment.

Andre Gladen, a father of five who suffered from schizophrenia, was shot dead on Sunday by Officer Consider Vosu of the Portland Police Bureau (PPB), after an altercation in a home. Records confirm that he visited the emergency room of Adventist Medical Center in Southeast Portland a few hours before his death.

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Legally Blind Black Man with Schizophrenia Shot Dead by Police

Portland Police have been under federal investigation for use of excessive force.

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Andre Gladen, 36, had been in the hospital a few times after experiencing hallucinations, including trying to break into a car that he believed was on fire with his brother and cousin inside, his twin brother, Fonte Gladen, said.

He suffered from paranoid schizophrenia and was also legally blind. On Sunday, he was killed, instead of being helped, by police.

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Black Man Suffering from Mental Health Illness Dies After Police Use Taser and Tackle Him in the Street

His sister, who said she left the U.S. to protect her Black son, never thought her brother would be the victim.

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Chinedu Valentine Okobi, 36, a Black man, father, Morehouse College graduate, uncle and brother died of cardiac arrest after San Mateo County police tackled and repeatedly used a Taser on him in Millibrae, south of San Francisco, Calif.

Okobi was struggling with mental illness and had been weaving in and out of traffic downtown on the busy street, El Camino Real.

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Robin Williams and the 'Stigma' of Mental Illness

Robin Williams' suicide shines the spotlight on the millions who battle—many privately—with severe depression and on what American companies can do to better serve their employees.

By Julissa Catalan

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