Mental Health And The Consent Decree

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ACLU of Ohio says
The ACLU of Ohio and Disability Rights Ohio are hosting a panel discussion of mental health, civil liberty, and policing advocates.

Last fall, the U.S. Department of Justice and the city of Cleveland announced the findings from the nearly two-year investigation into the police department. The report, over 100 pages long, detailed the failures and inadequacies of the Cleveland Division of Police, including excessive use of force on people of color and a lack of crisis intervention training, especially during times of a mental health crisis.

Unfortunately, Tanisha Anderson, a 37-year-old woman with mental illness, died less than a month earlier, after a Cleveland police officer performed a takedown move, reportedly slamming her to the pavement outsider her family’s home, where she died instantly. Her family had sought help from the police as she was working through a crisis. This 9-1-1 call unnecessarily turned into a tragedy.

It’s crucial for our community to ensure the well-being and the constitutional rights of civilians with mental health issues, like Tanisha, are served and protected.

The event will be held at the Max Wohl Civil Liberties Center and begins at 7 p.m., followed by a Q&A session with the audience.

This event is free and open to the public. To register, please RSVP or call (216) 472-2200.
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By: ACLU of Ohio

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