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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June 17, 2014
Video: Suspect shot to death by Texas cop in jail struggle

Video: Suspect shot to death by Texas cop in jail struggle

Suspect was arrested after attacking an off-duty officer and staff at a medical center, where he was taken after exhibiting bizarre behavior - Full Story
June 12, 2014

New gun control bills introduced in response to Calif. massacre

Officers investigating allegations that a person may be a danger to himself or others would be required to first check a state database to determine whether the person owns firearms - Full Story
June 08, 2014

Off-duty Pa. trooper kills armed man at home

Kristopher Barkus, 25, ignored Trooper Brian Knirnschild's orders to drop a weapon he pointed at the trooper - Full Story
June 03, 2014
Task force to aid NYC's mentally ill inmates

Task force to aid NYC's mentally ill inmates

Mayor Bill de Blasio announced a new task force Monday to overhaul how NYC's corrections system treats the mentally ill - Full Story
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

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Emotionally Disturbed Persons (EDP) Columnists

More Than A Cop More Than A Cop
with Althea Olson and Mike Wasilewski
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