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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April 17, 2014

Texas officials unclear on methods of enforcing new hoarding law

The Houston City Council unanimously approved an anti-hoarding ordinance Wednesday without a clear idea of how it will be enforced - Full Story
October 22, 2013

Okla. City police training for mental health issues

133 Crisis Intervention Training officers have so far voluntarily taken 40-hour course on dealing with the mentally ill - Full Story
November 27, 2012
'Chilling' testimony from man who shot intruders

'Chilling' testimony from man who shot intruders

64-year-old shot two teenagers with multiple weapons; appeared to take pride in 'a good clean finishing shot' - Full Story
November 16, 2012

Armed mom terrifies flasher in Wash.

Said she has never brought her .380 when she goes out with her son, but 'I just had a feeling' and brought it this time - Full Story
October 22, 2012

Man who stuck rifle into officer's stomach is killed in Calif.

Naked suspect lit his house on fire, slaughtered an animal, and broke car windows before final confrontation with police - Full Story
September 27, 2012

Past revealed of mentally ill amputee who cornered cop

Mental illness prompted Brian Claunch, who was fatally shot by an officer, to get rid of his own left arm and leg - Full Story
September 23, 2012

Texas police fatally shoot double amputee waving object

Suspect was making threats while trying to stab an officer - Full Story
September 23, 2012

Police handcuff autistic boy on Md. school bus

The boy allegedly bit several people while being driven home - Full Story
August 08, 2012

Loughner pleads guilty, gets life in Ariz. rampage

Plea came soon after a federal judge found that months of psychiatric treatment for schizophrenia made Loughner able to understand charges that he killed six people and wounded 13 others - Full Story
July 05, 2012

Mo. woman grabs cop's gun, kills self in cruiser

An officer was driving a woman to a hospital for a crisis intervention when the shooting happened - Full Story

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