Christopher Kalonji was a 19-year-old who was profiled and beaten by Portland police, leading to a court date. Before that day, teachers, friends, and family knew Christopher to be a kind and thoughtful teen with no mental health conditions. After the beating, though, he became more and more anxious.
By his court date on Jan 28, 2016, Christopher was in a mental health crisis. He called 911 for help. Clackamas County Sheriffs came to his home where no one was in danger until they arrived. Instead of getting Christopher the mental health care he needed, they shot and killed him. At the time, he was alone in his bedroom and stripped down to his underwear to prove that he was unarmed.