By Kate Mather
July 13, 2017
Los Angeles' police union has thrown its support behind a national push for
federal funding and other resources to help officers better prepare for
interactions with people who are mentally ill.
The L.A. Police Protective League is one of more than a dozen police unions
nationwide - including those in New York, San Jose and Chicago - calling on
the federal government to pay for crisis-intervention training, less-lethal
devices and officers who team up with mental health professionals to respond
to emergency calls.