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Police and the Mentally Ill

March 13, 2015 at 18:42 MDT

Good Morning NM Psychiatrists,

There were two very recent articles published in big national magazines, The New Yorker and Rolling Stone, both about Abq and how our police treat and manage (poorly) our mentally ill population here. This is not new news, but it is definitely something that when getting national press like this, makes us look bad. I just started working with Drs Tohen and Khafaja in a project for UNM to work more closely with APD to improve how our mentally ill are treated and reduce the number of shootings. I am forwarding you the links to the two articles, maybe you want to pass them along to others that could help with this.

http://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2015/02/02/son-deceased

http://www.rollingstone.com/culture/features/when-cops-break-bad-albuquerque-police-force-gone-wild-20150129


Thanks,
Dany

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