September 29, 2011

BART officers in shooting lacked crisis training

LOS ANGELES — Los Angeles Times reported that the chief of the Bay Area Rapid Transit District Police Department told state legislators the two officers involved in the July 3 fatal shooting of an intoxicated, knife-wielding transient had not received training in crisis intervention methods that would help them deal with people who are mentally ill.

Rainey also said only a fraction of his officers have received the training and he agrees more officers need it. For the full story, click here.

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