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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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HIV-positive sex offender stabs child in standoff

10-year-old victim survives after surgery; man previously convicted of trying to infect children with disease - Full Story

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Video: Daring window ledge rescue by China police

Rescuers were finally successful when a police officer distracted a suicidal man by speaking to him through a loudspeaker - Full Story

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Coroner: Excited delirium killed TASERed man

The coroner's report cited cocaine intoxication as a cause of death - Full Story

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Aunt says man shot by police was ill

Family learned of man's mental illness when he was diagnosed after his arrest in April when he yelled and made obscene gestures at police - Full Story

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Wash. driver of gas-soaked SUV promised 'bloodshed'

Wash. driver of gas-soaked SUV promised 'bloodshed'

Registered sex offender says he did it to get the attention of the FBI, as local Sheriff's Office 'wouldn't do anything' - Full Story

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Video: Fla. woman doused in gas, set on fire at 7-Eleven

Police said a woman was severely burned after being doused in gasoline and lit on fire in a dispute with the father of her child - Full Story

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NY man throws intestines at police

Two officers kicked the door in and saw a man in a corner wielding a knife - Full Story

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Atlanta police seek school bus sniper suspect

Man seen aiming at bus, notebook with bus numbers found, suspect shot at neighbor who approached - Full Story

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Database to warn cops of mental illness red flags

'Project Guardian' will alert Albuquerque officers of what they are about to encounter - 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
10-8: Life on the Line 10-8: Life on the Line
with Charles Remsberg