National Mental Health Care Legislation Brought up in Congress

A bipartisan pair of U.S. senators, Nevada Democrat Catherine Cortez Masto and Texas Republican John Cornyn, are pushing for legislation to support local governments that are expanding their mental health-care emergency responses, which seeks to shift the responsibility away from the police. “The coronavirus pandemic has exacerbated the mental health challenges so many Americans are facing, […]

Montgomery County Shifting Police Funds to Mental Health Responders

Montgomery County created a crisis center in July of 2020. Montgomery County Council President Tom Hucker spearheaded the redirecting of $600,000 in funding to expand their Mobile Crisis Team. The Crisis Team is a two-person, 24-hour service that responds to non-violent situations. Now there are three Mobile Crisis Teams with a total of six staff. […]

Minneapolis City Council attempting to create a mental health response team

A proposal regarding police reform is being circulated through the Minneapolis City Council. The proposal would create a 24/7 mental health mobile emergency response team. Currently Minneapolis police respond to all 911 calls, including non-violent calls and mental health crises. Mental health crisis calls are the third highest number of calls in Minneapolis. The response […]

Psychiatric Hospital Releases Patient Without Treatment Leading to Police Shootout

Detroit Receiving Hospital

Michael Moza died after a high-speed pursuit from police. Prior to this, Moza was admitted to the Detroit Receiving Hospital’s psychiatric center after experiencing a mental health crisis. The hospital released Moza without medication. Due to the lack of medication, Moza was experiencing another mental health crisis and began shooting up a house. Police were […]

Osaze Osagie

Osaze Osagie

Osaze Osagie was a 29 year old diagnosed with paranoid schizophrenia and Asperger syndrome. Osaze called his father and told him he was going to die. Osaze father then called police asking for a search party for Osaze who was experiencing a mental health crisis. Three police officers with a mental health warrant found Osaze […]

“Shoot him” an officer said before unloading 14 bullets into Walter Wallace

Walter Wallace

Walter Wallace has a long history of mental instability. He was diagnosed with a bipolar disorder and often experiences mental health crises. On October 26th, police were called into the Wallace home three times. The first two times, tensions were de-escalated without a problem. However, the third encounter lead to 14 bullet rounds being shot […]