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After Sarasota deputy kills woman, sheriff talks of alternatives

“It isn’t good to have law enforcement engage with mental health issues,” Sarasota County Sheriff Tom Knight says after Adrean Stephenson, 63, was shot when she approached deputies with a knife. More of the story is here.

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