Thursday, January 28, 2016

Police confrontations with mentally impaired citizens and inmates


Police confrontations with mentally impaired citizens and inmates
An AELE publication [© 2016 by Ashley Torres and AELE; 60 pages]

Americans for Effective Law Enforcement [AELE] has published a study addressing confrontations with mentally impaired citizens and inmates entitled “Accommodating the Violent: Analyzing Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Relevant to Arrests of the Armed, Violent, and Mentally Ill” by Ashley Torres.

Ms. Torres, a Whittier Law Schoolcandidate for the Juris Doctor degree and the Staff Editor of the Whittier Law Review, notes that “Although a law enforcement officer’s job is maintaining public safety and restoring order, society now demands that officers’ double as mental health proxies, counselors, and hospital transportation for persons with a mental Illness.” Ms. Torres observes that “In order to solve the public policy issue at hand, we must look to outside sources, other than the police themselves, to solve the problem and meet middle ground to keep both our officers and the mentally ill safe.”

The article is posted on the Internet at: http://www.aele.org/sheehan-torres.pdf

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