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San Francisco case could have wide impact on police, mentally ill




File:  The U.S. Supreme Court is shown Feb. 5, 2009 in Washington, DC.
File: The U.S. Supreme Court is shown Feb. 5, 2009 in Washington, DC.
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The U.S. Supreme Court is taking up a case the could redefine how police treat the disabled and mentally ill.

The justices will begin considering a case known as San Francisco v. Sheehan, which dates back to the 2008 shooting of Teresa Sheehan by police officers who charged into her room at a group home. 

Many legal experts believe the case could have wide implications. For more, we turn to San Francisco Chronicle legal affairs reporter, Bob Egelko.



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