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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May 03, 2012
Stabbed NYPD cop home for daughter's birthday

Stabbed NYPD cop home for daughter's birthday

Two weeks after a deranged man plunged a jagged knife into his head, the brave officer left the hospital - Full Story
April 27, 2012
Man arrested after armed siege in central London

Man arrested after armed siege in central London

British media had claimed that the man was holding people captive, but police said they were 'not aware of any hostages' - Full Story
April 19, 2012

Sex offender remains free due to Utah loophole

Law doesn't allow judge to consider two dozen pending cases when determining danger to society - Full Story
April 18, 2012
NYPD officer stabbed in head

NYPD officer stabbed in head

Officer Eder Loor, 28, emerged from surgery late afternoon Tuesday - Full Story
April 17, 2012

Autopsy pending for porn actor after police altercation

He was handcuffed to a gurney for transportation in an ambulance - Full Story
April 13, 2012

Ohio police kill triple shooting suspect at Cracker Barrel

Woman, young girl killed, another young girl in hospital - Full Story
March 19, 2012

Armed, troubled teen shot after confronting Utah officers

15-year-old was believed to have made comments to neighbors 'that he was bent on violence' - Full Story
February 29, 2012

Colo. suspect shot by police after taking hostages

Local news reports suspect upset over price of puppy he was trying to buy - Full Story
February 14, 2012
Sheriff: Jail will no longer accept mentally ill arrestees

Sheriff: Jail will no longer accept mentally ill arrestees

Wants people to be first evaluated at medical facility - Full Story
February 02, 2012

Autistic teen killed after threatening cops

A teen with Asperger's syndrome appeared and "made slashing strikes" while holding a knife, according to police - 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