Boulder County Jail inmate with psychiatric disability sues deputies shown punching, kicking him in video
From Boulder’s Daily Camera, Amy Bounds reports on jail staff responding to behavioral challenges with brutality:“During the April 4 incident captured on the body camera, Termin was alone in a locked room when he spit on the window as deputy Taylor walked by, Jurdem said. Taylor responded by bringing in two other officers and repeatedly […]
Co-Response Teams the Future for Police Responses?
There has been a gradual shift in police response from the aggressive “you’re under arrest, don’t resist” to a less confrontational “We want to hear you out and connect you to community resources.” Amber McDonald, an assistant professor in the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Colorado, serves as a clinical supervisor for Longmont’s […]