Mentally Ill

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LA County Approves Full Implementation Of Laura’s Law To Address Treatment Of Mentally Ill

CBS2’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.

CBS Los Angeles–07/15/2014

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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.

CBS2 / KCAL9–04/10/2014

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SWAT Team Uses Tear Gas On Homeless Man Barricaded In Venice Apartment

An 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.


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Feds Retain Control Of Calif. Prison Mental Health

A 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.


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OC Councilman Seeks Kelly Thomas Death Video

The 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.


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Local Families Deal With Their Children’s Mental Illness

When 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.


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Los Angeles Police Shoot, Kill Mentally Ill Man During Struggle

Los Angeles police have shot and killed a mentally ill man during a struggle on a South Los Angeles street.


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Judge: Mentally Ill Migrants Have Right To Lawyer

Immigration officials must provide court representation for two mentally disabled men fighting deportation, a federal judge has ruled.


LA Clinic Owner, Doctors Charged In Medicare Scam

Two 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.



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