Straight Talk: Police Shootings and the Mentally Ill

Tom vonHemert

Straight Talk host Andri Hakes talks with Tom vonHemert, Coordinator of the Jefferson Area Crisis Intervention Team. The CIT trains local law enforcement officers in how to recognize and de-escalate mental health crisis events. According to vonHemert, between 25% and 50% of all police shootings involve the mentally ill.

Andri Hakes is a Charlottesville based lawyer with the legal firm of Tucker Griffin Barnes P.C.

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