OC Sheriff's Officials Undergoing 40-Hour Training on How to Interact With the Mentally Ill
After Kelly Thomas, a schizophrenic man who lived on the streets of Fullerton, died at the hands of Fullerton policemen in July, there was one thing just about everyone--the victim's family, protesters, the city council and law enforcement officials--agreed on: Law enforcement could use more training on how to best interact with people with the mentally ill. It wouldn't eliminate problems, of course, but it couldn't hurt.
Greg says he thinks every law enforcement official should be trained on how to interact with the mentally ill. "How would anyone respond, and especially someone with paranoia, to that level of aggression?" Greg says of the tone often used by law enforcement officials.
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