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Emotionally Disturbed Persons (EDP)

Emotionally Disturbed Persons (EDP)

The Emotionally Disturbed Persons (EDP) topic examines and explains nature of people with social, mental, or behavioral problems and equips cops with the tools they need to safely handle these subjects, many of whom are close to suicide. Dealing with an emotionally disturbed person can be one of the most challenging encounters for an officer on patrol.
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December 17, 2009

Opinions vary on stun gun use at hospitals

More than 53 percent of hospital security officers do not carry lethal or less-lethal weapons - Full Story
December 15, 2009

Ohio police fatally shoot 62-year-old woman who threatened cops with scissors

By Caitlin McGlade Toledo Free PressTOLEDO, Ohio — A female police officer shot a 62-year-old woman... - Full Story
December 13, 2009

Va. man with sword dies soon after TASER hit

The Virginian-PilotHAMPTON, Va. — A sword-wielding man died early Friday, hours after Hampton police... - Full Story
December 09, 2009

Pa. officers work together to prevent woman's suicide

By Tom Quigley Express-TimesCLINTON TWP., Penn. — A veteran township police officer saved the life... - Full Story
December 08, 2009

Autistic teen's family sues Chicago cops over injury

By Angie Leventis Lourgos Chicago TribuneCHICAGO — The family of a teenager with autism allegedly... - Full Story
December 03, 2009

Fort Hood suspect charged with attempted murder

By Angela K. Brown The Associated PressFORT WORTH, Texas — An Army psychiatrist who may face the... - Full Story
December 02, 2009

Army wants mental exam for Fort Hood shooting suspect

By Angela K. Brown The Associated PressFORT WORTH, Texas — The military plans a mental evaluation... - Full Story
November 28, 2009

San Jose police clarify response to mental disturbances

Lisa Fernandez San Jose Mercury NewsSAN JOSE, Calif. — Despite a police supervisor's earlier statements... - Full Story
November 23, 2009

Calif. department has a different strategy for dealing with mentally ill suspects

By Lisa Fernandez San Jose Mercury NewsSAN JOSE, Calif. — One out of every four San Jose police... - Full Story
November 21, 2009

Minn. paramedic says cops abuse law to detain people

By Lora Pabst Star TribuneA veteran paramedic sued his employer and Brooklyn Center Police Department... - Full Story



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Emotionally Disturbed Persons (EDP) Columnists

Destroying Myths & Discovering Cold Facts Destroying Myths & Discovering Cold Facts
with Force Science Institute
Beat-1 Beat-1
with Chris Lawrence