US police failing mental health sufferers

People suffering with mental health problems are four times more likely to be killed in confrontations with police.

    There is concern in the US over how police officers respond to people with mental health problems.

    They account for around ten percent of all calls to the police and are four times more likely to be killed in a confrontation with officers.

    In the last part of our Hidden Hurt series, Al Jazeera's Kristen Saloomey reports from New York.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


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