NYPD Expands Officer Training on Mental Health

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A year before a New York police sergeant shot and killed a bat-wielding woman with schizophrenia, the city's police department began giving officers specialized training on how to handle the mentally ill. The sergeant, who was charged this week with murder, hadn't received it. The October shooting of Deborah Danner highlighted the argument for the training, which has reached 5,800 of the department's 35,000 officers. The NYPD says it's trying to extend it . . .

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