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Eight police officers fired 46 times at my mentally ill son

Eight police officers fired 46 times at my mentally ill son

The following is an excerpt from an interview with Jewel Hall conducted by the ACLU of Michigan about the killing in 2012 of her son Milton by eight police officers.…

Grieving mum: ‘More evidence needed on [the use of] anti-psychotic drugs’

Grieving mum: ‘More evidence needed on [the use of] anti-psychotic drugs’

The family of a young man who died after being restrained on a mental health ward has vowed to continue fighting for justice after an inquest returned a “natural causes”…

Secrecy row over police who ‘Tasered innocent man to death’

Secrecy row over police who ‘Tasered innocent man to death’

Five police officers want their identities kept secret at an inquest into the death of Jordan Begley, an innocent man who was shot with a 50,000-volt Taser.…

Mental health triage team to expand across West Midlands after successful pilot

Mental health triage team to expand across West Midlands after successful pilot

The mental health triage scheme, which sees psychiatric nurses attend with police officers to people suspected of being mentally unwell, is to be rolled out across the West Midlands.…

Advocates seek better mental health support for asylum seekers

Advocates seek better mental health support for asylum seekers

Mental health care providers want better care for asylum seekers living in the community waiting on the outcome of visa applications.…

Lawsuit in police death of man with Down Syndrome can move forward

Lawsuit in police death of man with Down Syndrome can move forward

A federal judge in Maryland ruled Thursday that a wrongful-death lawsuit against three Frederick County sheriff’s deputies can move forward over claims of gross negligence.…

Taser officer will not face charges over fireball death

Taser officer will not face charges over fireball death

The police officer who fired his Taser on a man who died after he was engulfed in flames, will not face criminal charges due to “insufficient evidence.”…

Amnesty slams US for executing mentally ill prisoners

Amnesty slams US for executing mentally ill prisoners

Human rights group Amnesty International has published a report criticizing nations, including the United States, for allowing inmates with mental disabilities to be executed.…