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Damning New Analysis Reveals Deadly Lack of Police Training on Mental Illness


#1

Damning New Analysis Reveals Deadly Lack of Police Training on Mental Illness

Deirdre Fulton, staff writer

One quarter of the men and women shot and killed by police in the first six months of 2015 were "in the throes of mental or emotional crisis," according to a new analysis published by the Washington Post on Tuesday, suggesting that law enforcement officers lack training on how to deal with the mentally ill.


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Like i wrote in the other thread, police “training” focuses on escalation to enforce compliance. It certainly needs to change!

i would add: Police (in a sane culture) should be high-level practitioners of strategic and tactical nonviolence.


#4

Spot on. The practice of hiring average HS grads is an excellent way of getting cops whose main skills are in obeying authority when being watched, getting by with minimal effort, and sports.