Phoenix Police announce reform package

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Phoenix Police announce reform package

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Three minute and twenty-nine seconds

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High School & Above


The Phoenix Police Department has reformed their procedures for interacting with people with mental illness, in response to public outrage over the fatal shooting of Michelle Cusseaux.

Review Questions

How many hours of training are all patrol officers going to receive moving forward?


What kind of specialists are on the mobile crisis teams?


How many members will the Mental Health Advisory Board be made up of?


Free Writing Prompt

Do you think that two hours of training will be impactful?


Do you think that the Police should be in charge of delivering mental health related court orders?


Do you think that the Arizona Department of Public Safety will really be able to remain impartial when judging the actions of fellow state employees?


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Release Date: October 30th, 2014