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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February 15, 2010

NC medical center studies law enforcement's handling of EDPs

A pilot program will determine how long a police officer is needed to guard a patient - Full Story
February 14, 2010

Vegas cops don't know motive in ax slaying incident

The suspect stabbed his sister-in-law and her child before taunting police and trying to wrestle a shotgun from an officer - Full Story
February 13, 2010

Idaho cops training to respond to mental illness calls

The Idaho Region VII Crisis Intervention Team gives offices the tools they need to respond to a crisis involving the mentally ill - Full Story
January 21, 2010

Va. alleged killer has mental health issues, attorney said

Speight killed sister, brother-in-law when he thought they would kick him out - Full Story
January 20, 2010

Officers fatally shoot Texas man carrying knife, bat

Officers gave him numerous verbal commands to drop the weapons before opening fire - Full Story
January 20, 2010

Texas man 'warned officers' about brother's toy gun

The deputy saw the weapon and felt that his life was in danger - Full Story
January 16, 2010

Los Angeles cop killer sentenced to life in prison

William Sadowski murdered Officer Tommy Scott in 2005 - Full Story
December 29, 2009
Calif. TASER ruling sets standards for police, claims

Calif. TASER ruling sets standards for police, claims

By Bob Egelko San Francisco ChronicleSAN FRANCISCO, Calif. — Police need reasons to believe a suspect... - Full Story
December 24, 2009

Man steals ambulance at N.H. hospital; officers use TASER to end incident

By Matthew Spolar Concord MonitorLOUDON, N.H. — A man stole an ambulance outside Lakes Region General... - Full Story
December 21, 2009

Loophole lets mentally ill Texas juveniles go free

Associated PressTYLER, Texas — A 16-year-old former juvenile detainee is accused of stabbing a... - Full Story

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Emotionally Disturbed Persons (EDP) Columnists

Beat-1 Beat-1
with Chris Lawrence
10-8: Life on the Line 10-8: Life on the Line
with Charles Remsberg