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The police and people with mental illness
A podcast from the CBC's TheCurrent examines how police training and practice is adjusting to recognize mental illness on the beat.
Their lives end with a banner headline. A person believed to be mentally disturbed, shot dead by police. It is happening enough in this country that some police forces are changing how they interact with those suffering mental illness. Today, we're examining how police training and police practice is trying to adjust to recognize mental illness on the beat.