LA District Attorney Recommends Diverting Mentally Ill From JailLos Angeles County District Attorney Jackie Lacey is presenting a plan to divert low-level mentally ill offenders from jail and toward treatment.
Fatal Skid Row Officer-Involved Shooting Raises Questions About Police Treatment Of Mentally IllNew light is being shown on the plight of the homeless who live and die in the shadows of Skid Row in the wake of Sunday's fatal officer-involved shooting.
LA County Approves Full Implementation Of Laura's Law To Address Treatment Of Mentally IllCBS2's Cristy Fajardo reports the county Board of Supervisors voted 4-0 to fully implement Laura's Law, which allows families and counties to get court-ordered outpatient treatment for the seriously mentally ill.
Judge: California Mistreating Mentally Ill Inmates A federal judge ruled Thursday that California's treatment of mentally ill inmates violates constitutional safeguards against cruel and unusual punishment through excessive use of pepper spray and isolation.
SWAT Team Uses Tear Gas On Homeless Man Barricaded In Venice ApartmentAn LAPD SWAT team was called to a Venice apartment Saturday after a homeless man suffering from mental illness broke in and barricaded himself inside for more than six hours, according to authorities.
Feds Retain Control Of Calif. Prison Mental HealthA judge has rejected Gov. Jerry Brown's bid to regain state control of inmates' mental health care after 18 years of federal oversight and billions of dollars spent to improve treatment.
OC Councilman Seeks Kelly Thomas Death VideoThe Fullerton City Council will consider a request by one of its members to allow the review of video apparently showing police confronting a mentally ill homeless man who later died.
Local Families Deal With Their Children's Mental IllnessWhen it comes to children, when is it bad behavior and when it something much more serious? We took a glimpse inside the devastating reality that two local families are facing.
Los Angeles Police Shoot, Kill Mentally Ill Man During StruggleLos Angeles police have shot and killed a mentally ill man during a struggle on a South Los Angeles street.
Judge: Mentally Ill Migrants Have Right To LawyerImmigration officials must provide court representation for two mentally disabled men fighting deportation, a federal judge has ruled.
LA Clinic Owner, Doctors Charged In Medicare ScamTwo doctors and a clinic owner have been charged in Los Angeles with a multi-million-dollar scheme to recruit mentally ill homeless patients for unnecessary treatments.