The term “CIT” has been in the news lately. It pertains to a certain kind of police training…Episode 006
In This Episode
✓ Unfortunately, for a defendant suffering from some kind of episode the wrong police department shows up. He ends up battered, handcuffed, and charged with resisting arrest. Had another agency showed up would it have ended differently?
✓ This prosecution was a waste of time and money, all so that a mentally ill person could be sentenced to 18 months of conditional discharge. Prosecutors too should receive training to enable them to distinguish between those responsible for their actions and those, like this defendant, whose vulnerable or abnormal mental state causes them to act in uncooperative or confused ways.
✓ You’ll never guess which police department has taken the lead with CIT training…
Links & Resources
- Premium Nuggets | DOJ’s Report On The Chicago Police Department Cited For The First Time In This Reversal