The Madeleine Brand Show for August 5, 2011

How police can best deal with mentally ill suspects

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A Sacramento police officer looks in at a homeless man at a 'Safe Ground' encampment August 26, 2009 in Sacramento, California.

Kelly Thomas was schizophrenic. The 37 year-old homeless man from Fullerton was beaten by police and later died. Responding to public outrage, Fullerton Police are considering ways to better train officers on how to interact with mentally ill suspects. KPCC's Frank Stoltze tells us about programs already in place in San Francisco and Los Angeles.


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