States Call for Updated Mental Health Training for Police

Lawmakers in some states are proposing new mental health training for police officers.

The push comes after several high-profile cases of deadly police intervention.

Experts say training in mental health response hasn’t changed for 25 years.

The new legislation would update training and standards, but some question whether police should be the first to respond in mental illness cases.

A 2015 report shows people with untreated mental illness are 16 times more likely to be killed in a police encounter.

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