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Emotionally Disturbed

Dustin Grose speaks at rally calling on NYPD to change policy in dealing with emotionally disturbed people, Sept. 25, 2013. (credit: Alex Silverman/WCBS 880)

Experts, Lawmakers Want Changes To NYPD Response To Emotionally Disturbed People

Activists have pushed for the NYPD to amend its policy and bring along specialized teams for calls involving emotionally disturbed people.

09/25/2013

Hawa Bah, with her attorney Randolph McLaughlin speaks at a press conference announcing a lawsuit against New York City for the deadly police shooting of her son, Sept. 23, 2013. (credit: Alex Silverman/WCBS 880)

Family Of Man Fatally Shot By Police Sues City

The lawsuit was filed Monday in Manhattan federal court. It seeks unspecified damages for the September 2012 killing of 28-year-old Mohamed Bah, shot in his Morningside Heights home.

09/23/2013

Police stand near the Port Authority Bus Terminal, where officers fired shots on Sept. 14, 2013. (credit: CBS 2)

Review Under Way After Bystanders Hit During Police-Involved Shooting Outside Port Authority

In a statement, the NYPD reiterated that officers are authorized to use deadly physical force when they reasonably believe they must do so to protect themselves or another person or persons present from imminent death or serious physical injury.

09/16/2013

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Police: Woman Stripped Naked On Delta Flight

Authorities described the woman as emotionally disturbed, but said passengers were never in any danger. She was taken to Jamaica Hospital after the plane landed at JFK Airport.

11/28/2010