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Calif. department has a different strategy for dealing with mentally ill suspects


By Lisa Fernandez
San Jose Mercury News

SAN JOSE, Calif. — One out of every four San Jose police officers is specially trained to respond to emergency calls that involve a mentally ill or suicidal person.

But none of them were sent to Daniel Pham's home the day the 27-year-old mentally ill man had his deadly encounter with police.

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