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Conservation officers may be authorized to deal with mental health emergencies under the bill

Michigan lawmakers are working on what they call a “common sense” solution to a problem that has left preservatives’ hands tied for years. Senate Bill 1172 would give conservation officers the same power as state police to place a person in need of a mental health evaluation in protective custody. The bill was introduced by …

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Officers avoid charges in fatal shooting of Detroit man with mental health crisis

Detroit police officers involved in the shooting death of a 20-year-old man suffering from a mental health crisis in October acted in self-defense and will not face any charges, the county attorney’s office said. of Wayne. A report from the prosecutor’s office said officers acted in self-defense because they spoke to Porter Burks using his …

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'You see things humans probably shouldn't': Killings of 4 UI students leave mental scars for officers

‘You see things humans probably shouldn’t’: Killings of 4 UI students leave mental scars for officers

MOSCOW, Idaho — As family, friends and the Moscow community continue to grapple with the devastating murder last week of four University of Idaho students, law enforcement is not spared. “It’s a pretty horrific scene, and you’re talking about the lives of four young people, and you’re directly involved in this,” said Aaron Snell, director …

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Norwalk Police add mental health clinician to support officers

Norwalk Police add mental health clinician to support officers

The Norwalk Police Department has hired a clinician to be embedded in the department and to work in tandem with officers on cases that may benefit from additional support. According to the department’s statement, clinician, Alexandra Fitzner, “will work to expand community policing initiatives by creating a holistic approach to life-saving supports and resources for …

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Salt Lake City officers shoot man after Mental Health Awareness Team requests police assistance

Salt Lake City officers shoot man after Mental Health Awareness Team requests police assistance

The shooting occurred in the garage of a Sugar House, police said. (Kolbie Peterson | The Salt Lake Tribune) Investigators discuss a Salt Lake City police shooting that occurred at approximately 900 East and 1700 South on Tuesday, November 8, 2022. | Nov 8, 2022, 10:17 PM | Updated: November 9, 2022, 00:52 Two Salt …

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