Law Enforcement and Mental Illness

A shooting last week at Miami International Airport highlights a difficult issue for law enforcement: How to deal with the mentally ill in a potentially violent situation. Experts on the topic discuss how police and other first responders are learning to better prepare for these scenarios.

Guests:

Maj. Sam Cochran, coordinator of the Crisis Intervention Team with the Memphis Police Department

Dr. Robert Phillips, forensic psychiatrist; professor of psychiatry and law at the University of Maryland School of Medicine and Law; psychiatric consultant for the protective intelligence division of the U.S. Secret Service

Jeff Stein, national security editor for Congressional Quarterly

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