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California Chief Defends Officers' Violent Arrest of Mentally Ill Man Attacking Mother

June 9, 2015

The first officers who arrived on scene said they saw Velasco throw his mother into traffic in front of moving cars. More Here.

Video: California Chief Defends Officers' Violent Arrest of Mentally Ill Man Attacking Mother

June 9, 2015
The first officers who arrived on scene said they saw Velasco throw his mother into traffic in front of moving cars.

Supreme Court Sides With Police in Confrontations With Mentally Disabled

May 19, 2015
The Supreme Court ruled Monday that police cannot be sued for using force against people with mental disabilities when their constitutional right to privacy is not clear.

Massachusetts State Police Sued in Shooting of Mentally Ill Man

April 14, 2015
The complaint, filed by Justiniano's younger sister Damaris Justiniano against Colonel Timothy P. Alben, the head of the Massachusetts State Police, and the involved trooper, a 25-year veteran, alleges that Alben failed to provide the agency with "policies, procedures and equipment allowing citizens with mental health crises to be treated through humane, nonlethal means."

Oregon Agency's New Mental Health Crisis Response Policy Urges De-escalation

January 6, 2015
The Portland (Ore.) Police Bureau has drafted a much-expanded policy that stresses the need for officers to recognize behaviors "characteristic'' of mental illness and safely de-escalate encounters.

Chased by Man With Knife, Officers Don't Shoot Due to 'Recent Incidents'

December 8, 2014
Two Milwaukee police officers considered "recent incidents locally and nationally" when they refrained from shooting a man who chased them with a butcher knife at the scene of a suspected double homicide, according to a criminal complaint.

Beyond CIT

October 24, 2014

When it comes to the mentally ill, many police departments are finding themselves reluctantly cast as community "caregivers of last resort." Two agencies in Southern Arizona have developed a better way to respond.

Improving Police Mental Health Response

August 14, 2014

While mass shootings are most prominent in the nation's mind, mental illness is often part of the common calls officers face, including domestics, substance abuse, emotional distress, armed persons, and suicide by cop.

Video: Dallas Officers Shoot, Kill Man Armed With Screwdriver

June 15, 2014
Two Dallas police officers shot and killed a man alleged to have threatened them with a screwdriver.

Dallas Officers Shoot, Kill Man Armed With Screwdriver

June 15, 2014

A 38-year-old man was shot and killed in the doorway of his mother's home Saturday morning by two Dallas police officers responding to a 911 call.

According to the police department, Jason Harrison, who suffered from bipolar disorder and schizophrenia, threatened the officers with a screwdriver. Read Full Story Here

Video: Virginia Officer Shoots Teen

May 27, 2014
A Purcellville (Va.) police officer shot and killed a teenager who was allegedly threatening suicide. Police report that the teen lunged at the officer with a knife just prior to the shooting.

Ohio Enacts Law to Create LE Database of Mentally Ill Subjects

January 2, 2014
Three years after Clark County (Ohio) Deputy Sheriff Suzanne Hopper was ambushed and killed by a deranged man, a new rule went into effect Wednesday requiring courts to notify police about violent offenders with a mental illness.

Report: FBI Disrupts Mass Shootings with Mental Health Intervention

December 16, 2013
The FBI says it has helped to disrupt or prevent nearly 150 shootings and violent attacks this year, in part by steering potential gunmen toward mental health professionals.

Video: Portland Police Deploy TASER at Armed Man in Market

November 19, 2013
Police said they fired multiple TASER shots at a 47-year-old man who was spotted shoplifting and then grabbed knives from a display rack in an aisle of a Portland, Ore., Whole Foods Store.

Portland Police Deploy TASER at Armed Man in Market

November 19, 2013

Portland (Ore.) PD police are seen firing multiple TASER shots at a 47-year-old man who was spotted shoplifting and then grabbed knives from a display rack in an aisle of a Whole Foods Store. Read the full story here.

Video: Calif. Woman Shot After Pointing Replica Gun at Police

November 18, 2013
Long Beach, Calif., police shot a reportedly mentally ill woman Saturday after she brandished what appeared to be a handgun in their direction. The "gun" was later determined to be a replica.

Portland Police Agree to TASER Policy Changes

November 7, 2013
The police union waived its right to challenge proposed changes to the Police Bureau's use of force and Taser policies -- although it's unclear what final changes the city agreed to make.

Maine Trooper Cleared In Shooting

October 9, 2013
A Maine State Police trooper was justified in using deadly force when a man pointed a hunting rifle at him in June, the state's attorney general announced Tuesday.

Capitol Chase Suspect Had History of Mental Illness

October 4, 2013
The dental hygienist who led police on a pursuit through the heart of Washington, D.C., on Thursday that ended in her fatal shooting by officers suffered from depression and other mental breaks.

Video: Mo. Officer Saves Bridge Jumper

October 3, 2013
A Kansas City (Mo.) Police sergeant grabbed a suicidal man early Saturday before he could jump off a highway overpass. Sgt. Steven Griswold had responded to a stranded motorist call.
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