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Why mental health training for law enforcement isn't enough




Inmates await treatment at the new mental health treatment unit at the California Medical Facility in Vacaville, Calif., Thursday, Feb. 14, 2013.
Inmates await treatment at the new mental health treatment unit at the California Medical Facility in Vacaville, Calif., Thursday, Feb. 14, 2013.
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Tragedies such as the homicides in Isla Vista and the Kelly Thomas death in Orange County have raised the issue of how well police are trained to deal with the mentally ill. Some departments have beefed up their training.

But KPCC's Stephanie O'Neill reports that still doesn't guarantee success.