Calif. Democrats Aim To Create, Expand Mental Health Programs

California Senate President Pro Tempore Darrell Steinberg (D-Sacramento) and other Democratic state lawmakers have introduced a package of proposals aimed at increasing mental health training for law enforcement officers and reducing recidivism among inmates with mental illnesses, the AP/Contra Costa Times reports.

The proposals come after six people were killed last week by an individual with suspected mental health issues (Calefati, AP/Contra Costa Times, 5/28).

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