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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July 03, 2012

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
June 22, 2012

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
June 20, 2012

Coroner: Excited delirium killed TASERed man

The coroner's report cited cocaine intoxication as a cause of death - Full Story
June 18, 2012

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
June 12, 2012
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
June 11, 2012

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
May 30, 2012

NY man throws intestines at police

Two officers kicked the door in and saw a man in a corner wielding a knife - Full Story
May 18, 2012

Hearings for NJ cop who was 'stopping excessive force'

Bogota Officer Regina Tasca was suspended from duty after stepping in - Full Story
May 17, 2012

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
May 08, 2012

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

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