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.


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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