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Texas County Expands Disability, Mental Health Training For Police

Calls to end police brutality, implement better training and improve community-police relationships have reached every corner of America. That includes Ellis County, Texas — a mostly rural county about 30 miles south of Dallas.

The sheriff’s department there is expanding disability and mental health training, after an incident in 2018 where a disabled man was hospitalized following his arrest. From member station KERA in Dallas, Bekah Morr has this story.

This article was originally published on WBUR.org.

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