Robert’s sister called mental health services when his bipolar disorder escalated, police were sent to the house, despite warnings that their presence might alarm him. Robert refused to drop a 10 inch screwdriver despite being shot with bean bags. Officers then shot him 14 times. The Bob Meadours Act was signed in 2005, requiring police to be trained in handling mental illnesses. A civil suit failed.

ID: 819

Victms Name: Robert Bob Meadours
Age: 38
Gender: Male
Race: European-American/White

City: La Porte
County: Harris
State: TX
Zip Code: 77571
Country: United States of America

Agency: La Porte Police Department

Cause of Death: Gunshot

Circumstances surrounding mental health: Robert’s sister called mental health services when his bipolar disorder escalated, police were sent to the house, despite warnings that their presence might alarm him. Robert refused to drop a 10 inch screwdriver despite being shot with bean bags. Officers then shot him 14 times. The Bob Meadours Act was signed in 2005, requiring police to be trained in handling mental illnesses. A civil suit failed.

Symptoms of mental health: Yes

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