Joshua Barre’s mental health was spiraling out of control before he grabbed two butcher knives and went outside in Tulsa. The 29-year-old black man with bipolar disorder had been off his medication, cycling through depression, anxiety and paranoia. His mother called the Tulsa County sheriff. Officers with the agency’s mental crisis unit, trained in de-escalation techniques, went to Barre’s house three times before their final encounter on June 9, Want to read more? Please subscribe to The Crime Report!