Links: http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2016/10/02/police-departments-struggle-cops-mental-health-training/91297538/

By Aamer Madhani
September 20, 2016

Police departments and policymakers around the country 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 current debate on policing in America has largely focused on whether inherent racial bias has led to police disproportionately using deadly force against African-Americans.