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 26, 2015
Colo. theater shooter studied brain disorders before mass murder

Colo. theater shooter studied brain disorders before mass murder

Was growing volatile well before he put on a gas mask and body armor, strapped on a rifle, shotgun, pistol and ammo, and slipped into a premiere - Full Story
April 24, 2015

2 Dallas officers won't be indicted in fatal OIS

A grand jury has declined to indict two Dallas police officers who fatally shot a mentally ill man armed with a screwdriver in an incident last year - Full Story
April 23, 2015

Video: New footage shows mentally ill man point gun at cop in Okla. OIS

In the interest of transparency, officials sought out the help of a computer forensics expert, who was able to recover new video of the April 11 incident - Full Story
April 22, 2015
Wash. cop who fatally shot man previously saved him from fire

Wash. cop who fatally shot man previously saved him from fire

Documents shed new light on Antonio Zambrano-Montes' run-ins with police and his erratic, sometimes dangerous behavior - Full Story
April 20, 2015

Phoenix suspect opens fire on cops after 911 call

An officer was shot and a suspect killed Saturday after police responded to a 911 call made by the gunman - Full Story
April 16, 2015

Video: Okla. police fatally shoot armed mentally ill man

Deputy police chief called shooting a "tragic incident" - Full Story
April 15, 2015

Fla. cops grapple with insidious new drug

'Flakka' has been involved in a number of recent incidents in the state - Full Story
April 09, 2015
Video: Fla. cop fatally shoots mentally ill man, officials investigate

Video: Fla. cop fatally shoots mentally ill man, officials investigate

Officials say suspect swung a metal broom and refused commands to stop, but the suspect's family called this week for an independent investigation - Full Story
April 06, 2015
Mental illness stalls case of bomb outside Detroit building

Mental illness stalls case of bomb outside Detroit building

A man accused of planting a bomb outside federal building four years ago may never stand trial despite extraordinary efforts to improve his mental health - Full Story
March 17, 2015
Video: Dallas cops fatally shoot mentally ill man wielding screwdriver

Video: Dallas cops fatally shoot mentally ill man wielding screwdriver

Suspect became aggressive when the officers ordered him to drop the weapon in the June 2014 incident, according to police - Full Story



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