Report: People With Mental Illness 16 Times More Likely Than Others To Be Killed By Police

USA Today (12/10, Szabo) reports that the Treatment Advocacy Center, an organization focusing on the “needs of people with serious mental illness,” is set to release a report today estimating that “people with mental illness are 16 times more likely than others to be killed by police.” The report points out that approximately “one in four fatal police encounters involves someone with mental illness.” This problem is not only “due to a lack of police training,” but also due to the “lack of treatment” for people with serious psychiatric disorders.

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— “People with mental illness 16 times more likely to be killed by police,” Liz Szabo, USA Today, December 10, 2015.

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