Wallach on Law, Fire & Gasoline, Part II --When The Mentally Ill Meet Police – The Need For CIT Training. Featuring Ret. Maj. C. Samuel Cochran, Dameion Perkins, Nathanial Hamilton, and Maria Hamilton. In the wake of the shootings of Ezell Ford and Dontre Hamilton, we look for answers as to how to train officers to identify and respond to the needs of those challenged by Mental Illness. We speak with Ret. Maj. C. Samuel Cochran of the University of Memphis Crisis Intervention Team program about how officers can be trained to respond to a crisis involving one afflicted with mental illness and what those programs do. And to discuss why we need to implement changes, we speak with the family of Dontre Hamilton, who was killed by an officer in Red Arrow Park in Milwaukee, and learn about him, and the Milwaukee Police Department’s response to his killing.
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