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Police get training in dealing with mentally ill


By Pat Reavy
The Deseret Morning News

SALT LAKE CITY — The scene was complete chaos.

Police officers responded to a complaint that a neighbor's son had killed the complainant's dog. When police entered the home, they found a mother in a wheelchair who also suffered from a mild mental illness, her son with a moderate mental illness, a daughter with sevedepression who had been sniffing glue and another daughter diagnosed as being both histrionic and hypersexual.

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