San Antonio Strategy On Police Calls Involving Mentally Ill Hailed As Model

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The San Antonio police's strategy for responding to calls involving people who are mentally ill is being hailed as a national model amid rising anger over police brutality toward and high incarceration rates of people with mental health issues, reports Al Jazzera America. This month, sheriff's deputies responded to a call from a woman whose son, who had refused to take his medication, was aggressive and threatening. Officers who specialize in mental health were sent . . .

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