Reigniting the conversation about law enforcement training in how to handle situations involving the mentally ill.
17-year old Kristiana Coignard
On January 22, 2015 around 6:28 p.m., 17-year old Kristiana Coignard of Longview, Texas walked into the police station, picked up the phone, and told dispatch that she needed to talk to police.
Kristiana was living with her aunt, Heather Robertson. Kristiana’s mom died when she was 4-years old, and Kristiana suffered with depression and bipolar disorder. She attempted suicide several times, and had been hospitalized.
On January 22, 2015, three officers went to the lobby of the police station and shot Kristiana, killing her. Details are currently under investigation. They allege that she threatened them with a knife.
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