Bates’ mother was awarded a verdict of $7 million for her son’s death. He was high on drugs and holding a knife when she called the police so he could sober up in jail. An officer shot him to death as he said Bates came at him with the knife, but investigators found that Bates was 35-40 feet away from the officer, who shot him three times including once in the back. The officer resigned and is reported never to have paid the verdict to Bates’ mother.

ID: 1480

Victms Name: Stanley Bates
Age: 35
Gender: Male
Race: African-American/Black

City: DeKalb
County: DeKalb
State: GA
Zip Code: 30032
Country: United States of America

Agency: DeKalb County Police Department

Cause of Death: Gunshot

Circumstances surrounding mental health: Bates’ mother was awarded a verdict of $7 million for her son’s death. He was high on drugs and holding a knife when she called the police so he could sober up in jail. An officer shot him to death as he said Bates came at him with the knife, but investigators found that Bates was 35-40 feet away from the officer, who shot him three times including once in the back. The officer resigned and is reported never to have paid the verdict to Bates’ mother.

Symptoms of mental health: Drug or alcohol use

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