The State Worker

November 12, 2014 6:59 PM

CHP chief wants more mental health training for officers

California Highway Patrol Commissioner Joe Farrow wants his department to lead the way on crisis-intervention training for law enforcement. In the wake of a viral video showing an officer beating 51-year-old Marlene Pinnock, a meeting at CHP headquarters shows both the promise and challenges of pushing cops to develop understanding and skills to handle mentally-ill citizens.

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