Mentally Ill

Supreme Court

Supreme Court: Police Immune Over Shooting, Arrest Of Schizophrenic Woman In San Francisco

The 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.

05/18/2015

(Alameda Co. Sheriff)

Hayward Ex-Cop Charged With Stealing $450K From Mentally Ill Woman He Arrested

A former Hayward police sergeant faces nine felony counts for stealing more than $450,000 from a mentally ill woman he once arrested.

04/22/2015

Santa Rosa Police released this sketch of a suspect in a sexual assault in the Fountaingrove area. (Source: Santa Rosa Police)

Suspect In Fountaingrove Sexual Assault May Be Involved In Other Assaults

A 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.

04/21/2015

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California Fails To Track $13 Billion In Mental Health Funds 10 Years After Voters Approved Tax Measure

State 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.

01/27/2015

Napa State Hospital Entrance (California Department of Mental Health website)

Son Who Killed Father With Sledgehammer Admitted To Napa State Mental Hospital For 3 Years

A Santa Rosa man who was charged with the sledgehammer killing of his father in October was committed to Napa State Hospital Thursday morning.

01/15/2015

A guard tower is seen on the grounds of the California State Prison at San Quentin. ( Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

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.

08/29/2014

(GABRIEL BOUYS/AFP/Getty Images)

California Considers Gun Restriction Law For Mentally Unstable People After Isla Vista Killing Rampage

California 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.

08/04/2014

(CBS)

California Prisons To Change Pepper Spray Rules

California 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.

10/23/2013

San Francisco Public Library. (CBS)

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.

09/13/2013

Agents with the California Department of Justice search for people who have lost the right to carry firearms, as part of the Armed and Prohibitive Persons Program. (CBS)

Calif. Agents Detail Risks Of Seizing Guns From Felons, Mentally Ill

Since the killings at Sandy Hook Elementary School, agents for the California Department of Justice have ramped up seizures of guns from people who have lost the right to carry firearms, particularly those who are mentally disturbed.

05/04/2013

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