Domestic violence survivor still fighting for police accountability in one of first tests of new Cleveland citizen police review

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This story sheds light on how the stigma around mental illness can be a barrier to domestic violence survivors in the criminal justice system. At multiple stages in the process of seeking protection from her abusers, Karima McCree-Wilson faced discrimination from the police and medical professionals, and in court. From Cleveland.com:“Karima McCree-Wilson sounded exhausted as […]

New Program Expanding Detroit’s Crisis Intervention Responses

The city of Detroit announced a partnership with the Detroit Wayne Integrated Health Network in hopes of fixing a “broken system” by adding behavioral health support to police, 911 call takers and homeless outreach workers. DWIHN will offer Detroit police officers and 911 call takers crisis intervention team training. Detroit police and DWIHN will work in crisis intervention teams.  The […]