Advocates for the mentally ill say not all police officers are properly trained to deal with disturbed people, whose numbers among the general population have increased as more and more mentally ill people have been released from institutions. A panel talks about the difficult judgment calls police must make when dealing with people who may or may not be mentally ill.


  • James Fyfe Professor of criminal justice at Temple University, and former lieutenant with the New York City Police Department
  • Dennis Nowicki Director of the Center for Public Service and Leadership at Pfieffer University in North Carolina
  • Paul Rothstein Georgetown University Law School
  • Dr. E. Fuller Torrey President of the Treatment Advocacy Center


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