Emotionally Disturbed Persons (EDP)
Full list of Emotionally Disturbed Persons (EDP) results
Reality Training: How do you safely stop a bridge jumper?– 2
Dave Smith reviews footage of a police officer intervening in a suicide attempt and outlines what cops should consider if they find themselves in a similar rescue situation.
Mental illness: The challenges of staying on medication– 1
PoliceOne Editor in Chief Doug Wyllie interviews Pat Doyle about some of the challenges those with mental illness face that cops may not be aware of.
New footage shows mentally ill man point gun at cop in Okla. OIS–
In the interest of transparency, officials sought out the help of a computer forensics expert, who was able to recover the new footage of the April 11 incident.
Dallas cops fatally shoot mentally ill man wielding screwdriver– 2
Suspect armed with a screwdriver became aggressive when the officers ordered him to drop it, according to police.
Fugitive shot by Fla. deputies after ramming squad, pinning deputy– 1
Officers fired shots at the vehicle in an attempt to stop an armed robbery suspect who escaped from a Tenn. mental-health facility in January.
Teen fatally shot at Texas station had knife–
17-year-old fatally shot in a police station lobby was killed after she lunged at an officer with a butcher knife and a TASER failed to stop her.
Woman hurls sausage, bacon at cops in Mass. PD–
24-year-old Lindsay McNamara was carrying a Dunkin' Donuts box containing raw meat and told an officer she wanted to "feed the pigs."
Md. man charged in dump truck attack on cops, footage released–
Gene Thomas Brandon, Jr., who has a history of mental illness, was delusional at the time of the attack.
NY police kill knife-wielding man in synagogue attack–
Emotionally disturbed man who refused to drop his knife after stabbing an Israeli student in the head was shot and killed by an officer.
Ala. officer shoots knife-wielding man–
Police responded to reports of a man threatening someone with a knife when the shooting occurred Friday.
NY police TASER naked man wielding knife at playground–
The unidentified man stripped naked and shoved a man to the ground after stumbling onto a playground.
Reality Training: How to handle excited delirium cases– 2
For the week of August 1, we review Dave Smith's discussion on the condition of excited delirium and the traits that are common in cases of excited delirium. This is a medical emergency that can put the community at risk at times. Dave presents a video of an excited delirium case that from Appleton, WI as an example of how to properly handle an intense case of this type.
NJ cops' first use of TASER subdues schizophrenic woman–
Police in Camden used a TASER for the first time to take down a mentally ill woman threatening officers with a foot-long knife.
La. man shot after charging cops with knife found not guilty– 1
Police have released dash cam footage capturing the shooting of a suspect charging officers with a knife following the end of a criminal trial.
Will to Win: Rich McLane– 6
Lt. Rich McLane of the Bozeman, Mont. PD recounts the story of the night he was nearly killed by an EDP while his wife was along for an observation shift, including in-car video of the incident.
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