This July 11, 2015 The Sentinel article talks about a bill with vague training requirements for police officers to receive training in how to identify people who have a mental illness, intellectual disability, or Autism but really doesn’t go into specifics about the depth or extent of the training required just that police offers are now required to have this training. It is hoped that officers will be trained to work with mental health professionals as part of this training and their work in the field.
- 124 Mentally Ill People Killed By Police So Far In 2015 (copblock.org)
- More than 25% of the 461 people killed by American police so far in 2015 were mentally disturbed (dailykos.com)
- Stigma Towards Mental Health Stigma Impacts Vocation (brainblogger.com)
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