Similarly troubling is that in the U.S. as of 2018, only 27 states and the district of Columbia have passed laws requiring that police be trained on how to respond to individuals with mental health, substance use, or other behavioral health conditions.
Loretta Prater’s first teaching session took place in 2007.In a conference-style room at a police training facility, Prater said, she spoke to about 30 fresh-faced cadets about what happened to Leslie in grim detail and the pain it caused their family.
Al Roker and Craig Melvin spoke with a trio of black fathers, Seith Mann, Ken Simril and Morgan Scott Tucker, on TODAY Tuesday and shared their own experiences of raising sons in a country where black men have had a fraught history with law enforcement.
Nickelodeon interrupted its programming on Tuesday night to air a powerful tribute to George Floyd that lasted the same amount of time that a white police officer was seen kneeling on Floyd's neck before his death last week.
"I wanted my daughter to see what it's like for mothers with sons — to worry about them all the time, regardless of their age," said Woodall-Wilson, adding that she also attended the protest because she believes it's time for her own generation to step aside and allow today's youth to make their own progress when it comes to issues like social justice.
New Jersey girl Isla Glaser, 4, is being hailed by local police for her quick thinking after she called 911 for help when her mother fell unconscious at their home.
Authorities say the couple's friends had purchased the gift at a Goodwill store in Valparaiso, Florida.Veronica Alvarez-Rodriguez bought a Baby Einstein's bouncer at a local thrift store only to find a Mossberg 715T semi-automatic rifle with live ammunition inside the box.
Jimmy Kimmel's ninth annual call for parents to tell their children they ate all of their Halloween candy and film the kids' reaction resulted in everything from threats to call the police to tears and screams of agony.
When an online troll suggested it was time Kardashian's 4-year-old son, Reign, get a haircut, Kardashian told her to mind her own business.When an online troll said it was time Kardashian's 4-year-old son, Reign, get a haircut, Kardashian told her to mind her own business.
A 10-year-old girl was found dead of an apparent suicide Sunday in Santa Ana, California, authorities said.A student from Hazard Elementary School in Santa Ana, California was found dead of an apparent suicide Sunday.
Kamille was with her mother and other relatives at the home of the person throwing the party, Birmingham Police Department Deputy Chief Scott Praytor said Sunday.
The girls, Raelynn and Payton Keyes, were discovered shortly after 1:30 p.m. in a car in the backyard of a home they were visiting in the city of Hinesville, local police said, according to NBC affiliate WSAV.Their caregiver found the preschoolers' bodies and called 911, the station reported.
17, Zariah Hasheme died after being left in a hot car in Hobbs, New Mexico.Zachary Hasheme told TODAY Parents that his daughter, Zariah, was "an angel.Zariah was the 42nd child to die in a hot car this year, according to .
Currently, there are two messages in the mental health community: The public cry , We are not violent, and at the same time, behind the scenes, Please do something about people with untreated mental illness who are violent, but don't tell the world or we will have more stigma.
Parker is serving roughly 100 customers a day since opening on Tuesday.“Business is booming,” Parker’s dad, Alan, told TODAY Parents .But for Parker, the stand isn’t just about making money. The Brigham City Police Department posed for a photo with Seth Parker.
Investigators on the scene on Royal Caribbean's Freedom of the Seas where Chloe Wiegand died after falling through an open window. Chloe's grandfather, Sam Anello, had placed her on a railing near the window, unaware that it was open, the family said.
Children know how to push buttons, and I refuse to be triggered.” Or “I will stay objective; as soon as I lose my cool, I am acting like a child.” It can be helpful to write out these sayings so you are ready to pull on them when you need them.
Anthony Templet - who was assumed dead by his mother and sister - has just turned up 11 years later under grim circumstances.
A mother who lost her 14-month-old son to cancer is appealing to the thieves to return a stolen laptop containing her only photos. Police have put out a "no questions asked" amnesty for the return of the photos , which were stolen from the woman's Wagga Wagga property on April 12, 2AAAFMreported.
Martin said she filed a police report against Creative Beginnings Daycare after finding the injuries and was told by an investigating officer that the bite marks were most likely from another child.
As a physician, my loyalty is to my patients: listening to their stories, helping them choose medications, treating them in the least restrictive environment, then getting them back home to their families. But when that patient is a potential school shooter, my loyalties get complicated.
Police are calling the gender reveal stupid but social media is divided. The expectant parent's car was confiscated, after the gender reveal was captured on video, 7 News reported. Police were alerted to the stunt only after the video was posted to social media.
The disappointing news was the latest blow for the family of Timmothy Pitzen, the Illinois boy who disappeared at age 6 with his mother in 2011.A person claiming to be Timmothy appeared this week before police, but federal authorities said DNA test results showed otherwise.
In a similar study from the United Kingdom, 83% of police officers felt that the profiles they received were operationally useful, but only 14% helped solve the case.
For those who are yet to discover the range, a Stikeez is a little plastic collectable that the supermarket giant gives out every time shoppers spend $30.Some desperate customers have even been buying the miniature food characters online for thousands of dollars to complete their set, or get their hands on the coveted golden Billy Banana.