Police Try to Improve Training on Mental Health Cases

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Police departments and policymakers are grappling with how to bolster training for cops on mental health issues in the midst of a string of high-profile fatal incidents involving suspects believed to be in the throes of mental breakdowns. The debate on policing has largely focused on whether inherent racial bias has led to police disproportionately using deadly force against African Americans. Long simmering on the back burner is the struggle of police departments to deal with the eye-popping . . .

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