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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.

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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.

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.

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.

Attorney for Family of Philadelphia Man Killed by Police Says Officers Should Not Face Murder Charges

The attorney representing the family of Walter Wallace Jr.—who was killed by police during a call for service of a mental health crisis—told reporters on Thursday that the officers involved should not be charged with murder.

California Department Launches Mental Health "Strike Teams"

A new effort is underway in San Jose (CA) to help police officers better respond to individuals in mental health crisis.

PA Shooting That Sparked Protests and Riots Ruled Justified

District Attorney Heather Adams made the announcement at a press conference Wednesday morning, saying that the officer was justified in the use of deadly force.

Florida Officer Stabbed by Suspect After Foot Pursuit

When Dep. Williams tried to take the man into custody, "(the suspect) pulled the knife out and stabbed Deputy Williams in the neck before fleeing the area and ignoring verbal commands to stop," the sheriff's office said on Facebook.

(Video) Dealing with EDPs on 911 Calls for Service

Nick Greco, who helps train police officers on Crisis Intervention Training (CIT) and handling individuals with mental illness or emotional distress, discusses how to approach EDPs on calls.

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NYPD Ordered to Stop Referring to Mentally Ill as "EDPs"

The long-established term "EDP" will be abandoned in favor of “mental health calls,” sources said.