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August 25, 2014 12:00 AM

Police say violent encounters with mentally ill people on rise

Police officers across the country are reporting an increase in encounters with mentally ill people who are deemed a threat to themselves or others. Following a rash of fatal police shootings of people having psychiatric episodes, California law enforcement agencies are training officers in techniques to help quell volatile situations without bloodshed.

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