PBS NewsHour

Why police are on front lines of U.S. mental health crisis

Clip: 09/22/2020 | 8m 41s Video has closed captioning.

As shown by the case of Daniel Prude, who was killed by police in Rochester, New York, in March, there can be challenges when law enforcement is called to deal with someone who may have mental health issues. But a lack of funding for mental health support can mean the criminal justice system is the only way for those needing services to access them. John Ferrugia of Rocky Mountain PBS reports.

Aired: 09/22/20

Rating: NR

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