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Tag: Emotionally Disturbed Person
PA Officer Killed During Mental Health Call
Allegheny County Police Superintendent Christopher Kerns said the officers were responding to a call about a man experiencing a mental health crisis.
February 6, 2023
Alleged SBC Incident in Iowa Prompts Call for More Mental Health Training
A call for more training in the aftermath of the shooting death of a suicidal subject is an understandable reaction. The only logical next step, however, is to provide police departments with the resources necessary to fulfill that request.
January 20, 2023
GA Deputies Will Not be Charged in Death of Woman Who Fell from Patrol Vehicle
The GBI says they referred the case to DA T. Wright Barksdale, who says he won't take the case to a grand jury.
November 8, 2022
VA Officers Shot Responding to Emotionally Disturbed Person
Information suggested that the suspect, who was also shot and is now in custody, attacked one officer while the officer's partner was upstairs interviewing family members.
October 26, 2022
Philadelphia Officer from Walter Wallace Jr. Shooting Dies in Motorcycle Crash
An off-duty Philadelphia police officer, who was involved in a fatal shooting that led to riots in 2020, was killed in a motorcycle accident Tuesday night in South Philadelphia.
May 25, 2022
A NY Training Program for EDP Response is a Great Model to Mirror
The Troy (NY) Police Department's Emotionally Distressed Persons Response Team (EDPRT)—and its weeklong training held at Hudson Valley Community College—helps officers deal with emotionally disturbed persons, suicidal subjects, people exhibiting irrational behavior, and individuals suffering from psychiatric crises.
April 25, 2022
De-Escalation In EDP Response
Embracing your empathy toward mentally ill subjects can help you achieve more favorable outcomes.
November 3, 2021
Baltimore Mayor Wants to Send Mental Health Workers to Some 911 Calls, Have Police Focus on Violent Crime
Baltimore Mayor Brandon Scott announced last week that he wants police to focus on violent offenders and said officers should not be handling calls for people having behavioral health issues.
May 11, 2021
LAPD Launches Program for Mental Health Professional to Support Officers on Some Calls
The Los Angeles Police Department has begun a program to dispatch a mental health response team, consisting of a sworn officer and a Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health clinician, to certain mental health calls, Assistant Chief Horace Frank announced this week.
February 10, 2021
Denver's Program to Replace Police on Mental Health Calls "Saving Lives," Chief Says
"That's 748 times fewer that the police department was called, meaning we can free up law enforcement to do what law enforcement is supposed to do, and really what law enforcement is good at, and that is addressing crime issues, violent crime, property crime and traffic safety," he said. "...You have a safer community and you have better outcomes for people in crisis," Chief Paul Pazen said.
February 10, 2021
Video Released of Suspect Slashing New Jersey Officer's Face
Antwan Whitlock, 35, of Union Township, allegedly slashed an officer with a knife in late December, officials said. He was later hit with a Taser and stabbed himself in the chest, although he was not hit when officers fired at him after the alleged knife attack, according to the state attorney general’s office.
January 22, 2021
3 Canadian Officers Stabbed Responding to Person in Crisis Call
A witness said it took about five minutes for officers to restrain the suspect and about half an hour later he was put into an ambulance.
December 23, 2020
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