Lest We Forget

Kayla Moore1972 - 2013

On February 12th 2013, Berkeley police officers responded to a disturbance call concerning the mental health of Kayla Moore, who was paranoid and schizophrenic. After the officers arrived at her apartment they ran a background check and mistook her for a man 20 years older who had an open warrant. When the police told Kayla that they were going to arrest her she panicked and resisted. Police wrestled her down to the floor and kept her restrained until she stopped breathing. They took her to a hospital where she was pronounced dead.

No charges were filed against the police officers.