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Mentally Ill Subjects

LAPD Officer Stabbed During Mental Health Call

Police found the 22-year-old man hiding nearby behind a food truck. Once located, the man rushed toward the female officer and tried to stab her in the neck and face.

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Detroit PD Releases Video of OIS Involving Mentally Ill Man with Knife

Around 5 a.m. on Sunday, police responded to the family's 911 calls about Burks. They said he was armed and they were concerned for other people's safety. He was also carrying a folding knife, which White said had an 8-inch blade on it.

Naked Woman Drove Off in Chicago PD Vehicle, Ran Over Officer

A witness said the officer had stopped to help the woman who was lying in the street.

MI Officer Shot in Leg During Struggle to Retain Duty Gun

During the struggle, he tried to take an officer’s gun and was able to pull the trigger. Police report the gun shot through its holster. The shot grazed the officer’s leg, causing a minor injury.

Ohio Bill Would Give Police Training on Contact with Alzheimer's Patients

Law enforcement can become involved with individuals with subjects suffering from Alzheimer's and dementia in a variety of circumstances, and further training can help mitigate potential problems.

Point of Law: Mentally Ill Suspect Attacking with Vehicle

Louisiana sheriff’s deputies used deadly force when an apparently mentally ill man attacked a lieutenant with his car. The district court ruled for the officers and the plaintiffs appealed.

Improving Response to Mental Health Incidents

Law enforcement agencies across America are searching for more effective ways to handle calls about individuals experiencing a mental health crisis.

De-Escalation In EDP Response

Embracing your empathy toward mentally ill subjects can help you achieve more favorable outcomes.

TN Man Cut Off His Penis During Police Pursuit

A Tennessee Highway Patrol trooper was the first to see Gilbert had mutilated himself after seeing the man, who was driving naked, covered in blood.

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Tampa Offering Signing Bonus to Mental Health Professionals Willing to Team with Patrol Officers

The Tampa Police Department will soon have officers and mental health professionals in the same vehicle on patrol.

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