Documents and pleadings which may be helpful to attorneys litigating or considering the litigation of disability law related cases are available by following the links below.
A description of the problem and a survey of cases alleging use of excessive force (resulting in injury or death) against people with mental illness: Use of force by police against people with psychiatric disabilities 10/1/2002
A lengthy and comprehensive annotated list of reported and some unreported damage cases involving persons with disabilities. The list was most recently updated in March 2008. The document is quite long and may take a few minutes to download: Damage Case List -- Annotated
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