Why the Family of Shereese Francis Is Sharing the Tragic Story of Her 2012 Death

September 26, 2021

Shereese Francis was an ebullient young woman who lost her life during an encounter with the NYPD. Francis, who lived in Queens, New York, had schizophrenia. On March 15, 2012, officers responded to a call from her family. They wanted to help Shereese through an episode. But by the end of the day, she was dead. Shereese Francis’ loved ones spoke with Inside Edition Digital’s Stephanie Officer, in their first interview since her death.