SAN ANTONIO, Texas — When San Antonio, Texas, police officer Ernie Stevens heard about the police shooting of Anthony Hill in DeKalb County, Georgia, two words were burning in his brain: excited delirium.
Hill was a 27-year-old Air Force veteran and musician who described himself as bipolar on his social media accounts. He was also a Black man in a nation that criminalizes Black men.
On Monday March 09, 2015, Hill apparently suffered a mental health crisis. According to his neighbors at an apartment complex in unincorporated DeKalb, the young man was naked, crawling around, and speaking unintelligibly when workers in the rental office called the police for help.
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