When Welfare Checks Turn Deadly

Whitehead, John W.
Date Written:  2019-09-30
Publisher:  CounterPunch
Year Published:  2019
Resource Type:  Article
Cx Number:  CX23814

The disabled and mental ill encur growing risks and dangers when interacting with police as their actions are often interrupted as hostile or dangerous. Such misinterruption often result in a fatal encounter with law enforcement.



Think twice before you call the cops to carry out a welfare check on a loved one.

Especially if that person is autistic, hearing impaired, mentally ill, elderly, suffering from dementia, disabled or might have a condition that hinders their ability to understand, communicate or immediately comply with an order.
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