'Time And Distance' New Mantra For Bay Area Cops Dealing With Armed, Mentally Ill SuspectsMore and more, police departments in the Bay Area are adopting the mantra of “time and distance” in their dealings with people in crisis who are armed and potentially dangerous.
New Mandatory San Jose Police Training Focuses On Mentally IllAll sworn San Jose police officers will be required to undergo crisis intervention team training that will help them better handle calls involving people with mental illness.
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.
Supreme Court: Police Immune Over Shooting, Arrest Of Schizophrenic Woman In San FranciscoThe Supreme Court ruled Monday that police are immune from a lawsuit arising from the arrest and shooting of a mentally ill woman in San Francisco.
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.
Suspect In Fountaingrove Sexual Assault May Be Involved In Other AssaultsA man who sexually assaulted a woman on a trail in the Fountaingrove area of Santa Rosa Monday may be a mentally disabled suspect in two other similar assaults, a police sergeant said.
California Fails To Track $13 Billion In Mental Health Funds 10 Years After Voters Approved Tax MeasureState and county officials cannot show how billions of dollars collected through a voter-approved tax on millionaires are being spent or whether the related programs have helped people with mental illness as voters intended, a state watchdog commission reported Tuesday.
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.
State Prison Officials Agree To Shift Mentally-Ill Inmates Out Of Solitary Units State corrections officials have agreed to shift mentally ill inmates into specialized housing units instead of placing them in isolation, a decision that marks a major shift in how the system deals with such prisoners.
California Considers Gun Restriction Law For Mentally Unstable People After Isla Vista Killing RampageCalifornia could become the first state to allow family members, licensed therapists and health care providers to petition a judge to take firearms from someone who has shown signs that they could harm others or themselves.
California Prisons To Change Pepper Spray RulesCalifornia prison officials said Wednesday that they will change the rules for using pepper spray on mentally ill inmates, as a federal judge considers whether current practices violate inmates' civil rights.
Man Faces Assault Charges For Chair Attack At San Francisco Main Library A 25-year-old man is facing assault charges for an unprovoked attack on another patron at San Francisco’s main library branch on Wednesday.