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Police Encounters with the Mentally Ill

Another unfortunate fatality resulted last week in New Rochelle, when the police attempted to deal with a man who was clearly mentally disturbed. These complicated and dangerous situations continue to generate controversy, particularly in these economic times when police departments may not have the resources to secure the immediate help of mental health professionals.

Pace Professor Bennett Gershman addresses the issues raised by these incidents in a recent editorial.