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Mental Health Crisis Is a Social Problem, Not a Police Problem

In a POLICE-exclusive interview, Robert Harris of the Los Angeles Police Protective League board of directors discusses the problems with making police act as the front-line problem solvers for the mental health crisis.

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California Officer Fatally Shoots Knife-Wielding Former Police Captain

A veteran FTO and his rookie partner arrived to the scene and quickly discovered a pool of blood on the floor and a man with a knife with a 12-inch blade coming at them, according to the Fresno Bee.

Former Texas Deputy Acquitted in Brutality Case

A former Harris County, TX, deputy constable accused of police brutality was found not guilty Wednesday by a Harris County jury.

Man Shot by Ohio Police at Hospital Had Reached for Officer's Gun

Officers arrived to find 38-year-old Cory Fraley in distress, saying "I'm ready to die" before lunging for an officer's sidearm.

Handling Suspects’ Claims of Insanity During Interrogation

Using the mnemonic "INSANITY," PNCLIS (pronounced "Pin-clis") incorporates eight essential elements to assist law enforcement with collecting and documenting information about a suspect's thought processes at and around the time of an offense.

Nebraska Police Rescue Missing 90-Year-Old Man Who Suffers from Dementia

Vitauts Grinvalds had last been seen at around eight o'clock in the morning. Police located him at about four in the afternoon, and returned him safely to his home.

Man Who Shot and Paralyzed Missouri Officer Refutes Insanity Finding

A St. Louis man charged with shooting and paralyzing a Ballwin police officer in 2016 has been found mentally unfit to face trial. The man — identified as 33-year-old Antonio Taylor — is contesting the finding by the Department of Mental Health.

Cleanup on Aisle Four: Policing in America Today

Hopefully, as people appreciate and understand what their public servants do for them on a 24/7 basis, more of them will appreciate police officers for what most of them are — good people who want to help others.

The Homeless Crisis: Why Service Providers Should Partner with Police

We cannot fix the problem of homelessness through enforcement actions alone. Police are the people being called to deal with the issue at a street level, but they are not the people who have the capabilities to address the root causes of chronic homelessness — the two most common being mental health issues and substance abuse.

Colorado Sheriff Joins Effort to Pass Law to Keep Guns from Mentally Ill

Douglas County Sheriff Tony Spurlock has joined with 18th Judicial District Attorney George Brauchler in a renewed effort to create a "red flag law" in Colorado that would allow guns to be confiscated from the severely mentally ill.