Police Broke Into Chelsea Manning's Home with Guns Drawn - in a 'Wellness Check'

Lee, Micah; Speri, Speri
http://theintercept.com/2018/06/05/chelsea-manning-video-twitter-police-mental-health/

Publisher:  The Intercept
Date Written:  05/06/2018
Year Published:  2018  
Resource Type:  Article
Cx Number:  CX22636

A video recording of a 'wellness check' by police in Maryland, USA, shows police officers arriving with weapons drawn. The incident sheds light on a very disturbing police procedure and whether law enforcement should be called at all as first responders in matters of mental health.

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Welfare checks like this, usually prompted by calls placed to 911 by concerned friends or family, too often end with police harming - or even killing - the person they were dispatched to check on.

Manning was out of the country at the time of the incident, said Janus Cassandra, a close friend who was on the phone with her that night. "If Chelsea had been home when these cops arrived with guns drawn, she would be dead."

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