Grand Jury: San Francisco Jail A ‘Default Mental Institution’The San Francisco jail system serves as a “default mental institution” due to the high number of inmates with mental health problems and needs better staffing, training and procedures for communicating and tracking information about inmates to handle the load.
Federal Health Officials Head To Palo Alto For Teen Suicide InvestigationA team of mental health experts from the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention will be in Palo Alto this week to investigate a series of suicides by teenagers.
San Francisco Police Trained To De-Escalate Violence In Encounters With Mentally-Ill SuspectsIn the wake of a series of recent violent police confrontations with mentally ill suspects, San Francisco officers are getting advanced training in crisis intervention.
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CHP Talks Man Out Of Jumping Off I-80 Freeway Overpass Into TrafficThere were some intense moments Saturday morning before CHP officers talked a man out of jumping into traffic from a busy highway overpass in Berkeley.
Family Of 9-Year-Old Fatally Stabbed In Discovery Bay Makes First Comments About TragedyThe family of a 9-year-old boy slain Sunday morning in Discovery Bay was unaware that a family friend staying at their house overnight was showing signs of mental illness, their lawyer said Thursday. Meanwhile, the family spoke publicly for the first time about the incident.
Hayward Ex-Cop Charged With Stealing $450K From Mentally Ill Woman He ArrestedA former Hayward police sergeant faces nine felony counts for stealing more than $450,000 from a mentally ill woman he once arrested.
Mummified Body Found Inside San Francisco Inner Richmond Hoarder HomeA reportedly mummified body was found inside a home in San Francisco’s Inner Richmond neighborhood Saturday so full of trash that it forced firefighters to wear oxygen masks.
Supreme Court Mulls Disability Law's Effect On Mentally Ill Suspects In 2008 SFPD Shooting Of Schizophrenic WomanThe Supreme Court is considering whether the Americans With Disabilities Act requires police to take special precautions when trying to arrest armed and violent suspects who are mentally ill.
Filing False Report To Have A Person's Guns Seized Would Be Felony Under Bill From SoCal LawmakerFiling a false report for a restraining order to remove guns from someone thought to be at risk would become a felony under a proposed bill by a Southern California assemblywoman.
Son Who Killed Father With Sledgehammer Admitted To Napa State Mental Hospital For 3 YearsA Santa Rosa man who was charged with the sledgehammer killing of his father in October was committed to Napa State Hospital Thursday morning.
Robin Williams’ Children, Ex-Wife Remember Late ActorRobin Williams' three children — Zak, Zelda and Cody Williams — and Williams' former wife Marsha Garces Williams, who is Zelda and Cody's mother, released statements Tuesday about the actor's death.