Chicago Upgrades Police Training on Mental Illness

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Chicago is bolstering its response to emergencies involving people suffering from mental illness to address glaring deficiencies laid bare by the Justice Department, reports the Chicago Sun-Times. An eight-hour course developed in partnership with EMS System Hospitals will allow paramedics, 911 personnel, police officers, and mental health providers to engage in live, “scenario-based” simulations. The morning class covers psychiatric and . . .

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