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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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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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


Utah cop cleared in TASER incident involving naked suspect

Deseret Morning NewsHURRICANE, Utah — A Hurricane police officer who used a Taser twice on Brian... - Full Story


Police tracked Tenn. man using cell phone signals

Knoxville News-SentinelWEST KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — An out-of-town murder suspect's cell phone signals... - Full Story

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Emotionally Disturbed Persons (EDP) Columnists

More Than A Cop More Than A Cop
with Althea Olson and Mike Wasilewski
Beat-1 Beat-1
with Chris Lawrence