I was deeply disturbed and saddened when I read this article about the police shooting a young man in his own home during a psychotic episode. This could have been my son. Parents of the mentally ill often call police officers out to their home to help contain or transport a child having an episode. We expect the police to be professional, supportive, and helpful; not life threatening. Please follow the link below and read the article. This is something that is immensely important. We must learn from this tragedy so it does not happen again. My heart goes out to the parents of this young man. I hope they can find peace during this distressing time.
1/29/2014 12:31:07 am
This is so incredibly sad. Do you know what happened to the police officer? They are sent in to handle situations they are not trained to handle, clearly. Anything domestic seems to be out of their league most times.
1/29/2014 12:58:37 am
Thank you for the comment. They have not released the name of the officer that killed this young man, but the incident is under investigation. It is difficult to know exactly what happened because the stories from each side are very different. It is terribly sad.
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