11/25/2007

Mass. police train for crises involving the mentally ill

"It's another tool in our belt."

By Milton J. Valencia
Boston Globe
Also in the news: Ohio recruits meet mentally ill


(AP Photo/Elliott Minor)
FRAMINGHAM, Mass. — Officer Brian Curtis has heard it before: No one could help him, no one understood, no one cared. The man was dangling in the cold darkness Friday night from a foot bridge 30 feet above Route 9 in Framingham Centre, and Curtis was trying to respond with what he'd learned recently in an innovative program.

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