Increased Training Could Prevent Some Fatal Police Shootings

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State Police troopers recently resolved a stand-off with an armed man in Dauphin County by taking him for mental health treatment.

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An increase in training may have kept the situation from turning tragic.

About a quarter of people shot and killed by police nationwide are suffering from a mental illness, according to a database maintained by The Washington Post.

Oftentimes, the blame is placed on a lack of training.

State Police Corporal Adam Reed said an emphasis has been placed on training troopers to better recognize mental health issues.

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