El Cajon Case May Show Flaws in Policing the Mentally Ill

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Tuesday's story out of El Cajon, Ca., a San Diego suburb, had an eerie familiarity: Police respond to a person exhibiting disturbing behavior, but the subject, lost in his own, altered world, does not comply with the usual commands, does not heed warnings, acts in a way that seems to invite danger, and ends up dead. An officer fatally shot Alfred Olango after his sister called 911 for help because he was acting erratically. “I called for help; I . . .

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