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Mentally Ill Subjects

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.

Some 911 Calls in Chicago to be Answered by Mental Health Professionals Instead of Police

In one pilot program starting this fall, a paramedic will be dispatched with a mental health clinician for “behavioral health calls.” In another, a paramedic will work with a “recovery specialist” on calls involving substance abuse.

Minneapolis Suburb to Turn Some Traffic Enforcement Duties Over to Unarmed Personnel

The resolution also limits situations in which officers can make arrests and requires more de-escalation efforts by police before using deadly force. In addition, a new Department of Community Safety and Violence Prevention would be formed to oversee efforts on community health and public safety, led by a director with public health expertise.

Detroit Officer Stabbed and Hit with Friendly Fire, Suspect Killed

The suspect was reportedly stabbing himself with the knife when police arrived on scene.

Using a Mobile Database to Better Serve People with Special Needs

The Addison (IL) Police Department is now using smart phones to give officers information on subjects on the autistic spectrum, subjects with dementia, and others who have special needs.

Family of Man who Died After Arrest Sues Rochester, Individual Officers

In a 27-page complaint, the family says that Daniel Prude's death, and alleged attempts by the department and city officials to later cover it up, violated his constitutional rights protecting against unreasonable search and seizure. Officials also failed to adequately respond to his medical condition, the complaint states.

New York City to Test No-Police Mental Crisis Response

Some important specifics remain to be seen in practice, including how real-time decisions about when to summon police — who will still respond to calls involving a weapon or “imminent risk of harm” — will play out. And the union that represents the city’s EMTs says the city needs to make sure they’re safe before going ahead.

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.

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