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Chicago Officer Stabbed on Mental Health Call

The officers Tasered the man and police said while he was being taken into custody, he stabbed one officer in the stomach.

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Philadelphia Officials Release Officer Video of Shooting that Sparked Riots Last Week

Officers can be heard saying "put the knife down" at least 11 times before Wallace was shot on October 26.

Illinois Agency Adds 2 Mental Health Professionals to the Ranks

Officers with the Brookhaven (IL) Police Department will now have the assistance of two mental health professionals when responding to calls involving persons in mental distress.

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.

Preparing for the Prospect of a "Suicide by Cop" Incident

Accept the fact that a suicide-by-cop incident could happen to you on any call on every shift you work.

Ohio Bill Would Mandate Officer Training on Contacts with People with Dementia

New recruits would get at least two hours of instruction on how to interact with dementia patients in peace officer training school, under a bipartisan, newly introduced Ohio House bill.

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.

Phoenix PD Implements New Gun Pointing Policy, Announces More Mental Health Training and Full Rollout of Body Cameras

Chief Williams said she expects the new "Pointed Gun at Person" (PGP) reports will help the department track how many times officers can de-escalate potentially deadly situations.

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Grandma Thwarted Mass Shooting in Texas

A planned mass shooting at a Lubbock, TX, hotel was averted when a gunman's grandmother convinced him he needed to go to a hospital, according to federal authorities.