Police Intervention More Common For Students With Disabilities

Police Intervention More Common For Students With Disabilities

It’s 2009… this shouldn’t be the case… most police officers must not be trained properly, which is a joke when there are FREE online tutorials available from the federal government (through the Department of Justice)–meaning ALL police officers across the country, regardless of their home state, should respond in similar manner to people with disabilities. Good cops should not want more arrents under their belt, they should want to serve and protect the people… arresting citizens with disabilities at a higher rate than those without is the same as arresting more blacks than whites for similar crimes… oh whoops, that still happens!

Police Response to People with Disabilities, Eight-Part Series- Designed for use in roll-call training, this videotape addresses law enforcement situations involving people who have mobility disabilities, mental illnesses, mental retardation, epilepsy or seizure disorders, speech disabilities, deafness or hard of hearing, and blindness or low vision. The eight segments range from 5 ½ to 10 ½ minutes in length.