After the death of Daniel Prude, some are calling for more police mental health training while others are promoting alternative crisis responders.       

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  • Fatal police shootings of mentally ill people are 39 percent more likely to take place in small and midsized areas
    Amid screaming and rustling sounds, police officers smash the windows on her red Nissan, tase her twice, punch her in the face more than a dozen times and try to pull her out by her hair. But Kenny, ...
    10/17/2020 - 12:14 pm | View Link
  • New partnership to help Merced Police Department's DART with mental health-related calls
    Occasionally they'll run into someone in crisis, suffering from mental health issues. Officers are trained to respond to these situations, but now they're receiving extra support from Merced County ...
    10/13/2020 - 2:46 pm | View Link
  • As movement grows to reduce police involvement in mental health crisis calls, Virginia legislators try to figure out a statewide model
    More cities across the country are adopting or experimenting with alternatives to sending police to calls when someone is having a mental health crisis. The Virginia legislature is working on ...
    10/10/2020 - 1:00 pm | View Link
  • Behavioral Health Teams to Join Police on Mental Health Calls in Virginia
    Peters’ family said he was experiencing a mental health crisis. Bourne’s bill requires law enforcement to consider mitigating “impact to care” by having officers not wearing their uniforms ...
    10/9/2020 - 3:49 pm | View Link
  • These police shootings involved people having mental health crises
    Recent police shootings in Northeast Florida are shining light on how we as a society respond to people ... experiencing a mental health crisis. In November 2019, a Jacksonville police officer ...
    10/8/2020 - 10:49 am | View Link
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