The Minneapolis Star Tribune launched a three-part series yesterday, “A Cry for Help” based on a database they built of 147 people killed by police in Minnesota since 2000. The series focuses on the fact that 45% of those people were mentally ill or in the midst of a mental health crisis at the time. Part 1 centers around a police officer who has killed two mentally ill people in his short career. Part 2 focuses on a mother who lost her son and has since been fighting to get more crisis intervention training for police. Part 3, which publishes Tuesday (5/7), focuses on a mentally ill man who survived a standoff with police. Included in the series is a searchable data visualization of all 147 people.