SEATTLE (AP) — Seattle police have adopted a new policy this week for dealing with crisis situations involving people who are mentally ill or under the influence of drugs or alcohol.
It calls for a team of specially trained officers to take the lead with someone having a behavior crisis and try to de-escalate the situation when possible.
KUOW reports (http://bit.ly/1fF2vMh ) the policy is a response to a federal investigation that found Seattle police too often used excessive force.
Information from: KUOW-FM, http://www.kuow.org/
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