New Cleveland Police Training Accounts for Addiction, Mental Illness in Arrests
February 13, 2017
Anderson’s death sparked a court-ordered agreement to reform Cleveland’s police department, which the U.S. Justice Department said showed a pattern of using excessive force on people with mental illness. Now, Cleveland police, in cooperation with the Alcohol, Drug Addiction and Mental Health Services Board of Cuyahoga County, are unveiling a new set of guidelines and training on how law enforcement treats suspects with mental illness and addiction.
Here & Now’s Robin Young talks with Bill Denihan, the board’s CEO, about the new training and policies.