Link: http://blogs.scientificamerican.com/guest-blog/when-police-deal-with-people-who-have-mental-health-issues/

By Michael D. Thompson
August 28, 2016

You’ve undoubtedly heard about the recent report issued by the Civil Rights Division of the U.S. Department of Justice condemning various police practices in Baltimore. What has gone largely unmentioned, however, is the report’s detailed review of how encounters between police and people with mental illnesses result in “unnecessarily violent confrontations.”