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Old 20 April 2017, 07:17 PM
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“Unfortunately, instead of treating or accommodating we arrest because we don’t know what else to do,”
That quote is exactly what I was thinking before I even read the article. It's evident from this and other similar incidents that some police forces have woefully inadequate training on dealing with people with mental health issues. It's like all they see is someone acting "violent" and they don't know anything other than "we're supposed to put violent people in jail" and they end up trying to handle an autistic kid having a meltdown the same way the would handle a bar fight.
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