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People With Mental Illness Are More Likely To Encounter Police

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People With Mental Illness Are More Likely To Encounter Police
A lack of police training combined with a lack of treatment for people with mental illness is resulting in more and more encounters gone wrong.
SHOW TRANSCRIPT

"The Day Ahead" is looking at the combined effect of untreated mental illness and weak police training. By examining a number of incidents in which people with mental health disorders were killed by police, we are able to shine a light on the topic of mental health — but also question how much more training law enforcement needs.