Tuesday, July 30, 2019

KCPD HEAD CHECK TONIGHT

This bit of reporting features local media looking to hold police leadership accountable for their promises and good intentions.

Overall, most Americans are coping with a "broken" mental healthcare system wherein access is hard to maintain and a stigma in asking for help persists.

The statement from the Chief on this topic is still worth a read from earlier this year: Resources are needed to address police mental health

Here's the update on getting more assistance for officers:

KCPD hasn't rolled out promised officer-support program

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - More police officers die from suicide than by being killed in the line of duty right now. The New York City Police Department has experienced seven officers suicides this year alone. The Kansas City, Missouri, Police Department hasn't been immune either.

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