mentally ill

NEW YORK (AP) — Police seeking to quell simmering anger over their shooting of a mentally disturbed black man on a New York City street released a montage of security videos Thursday that showed him minutes earlier thrusting a metal object that looked like a gun into the faces of several people — including a […]

NEW YORK (AP) — Police officers responding to reports of a man threatening people with a gun on Wednesday fatally shot a man carrying a metal pipe, mistaking it for a firearm, police said. It happened just before 5 p.m. in the Crown Heights neighborhood of Brooklyn after three 911 callers said a “man was […]

BOSTON (AP) — The mother of a black man fatally shot by Boston police filed a federal lawsuit Wednesday that seeks to force a change in how first responders deal with people with mental illnesses. Terrence Coleman, who was diagnosed with schizophrenia, was killed in 2016 after his mother called for an ambulance to take […]

NEW YORK (AP) — The New York City mayor wants to spend $130 million over four years to overhaul how the nation’s most populous city deals with mentally ill and drug-addicted suspects, diverting many to treatment instead of the city’s troubled Rikers Island jail complex. Mayor Bill de Blasio’s plans, to be announced Tuesday, are […]

NEW YORK (AP) — A malfunctioning damper diverted heat to the top level of a two-tier observation unit where a city official told The Associated Press a mentally ill, homeless veteran inmate “basically baked to death” in a cell that was at least 100 degrees last month, the head of New York City’s jails system […]