The Mentally Ill and Law Enforcement

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The mentally ill are no more likely than healthy people to commit violent crimes. But the shutdown of mental hospitals has left sick people on their own, and their symptoms can lead to confrontations with the police. The results can be fatal. We hear what it can mean to one family and look at potential solutions to a growing problem. Also, a cheating scandal rocks Air Force nuclear missile crews, and this year's Oscar nominations: who's up and who's not?

Banner image: Ron Thomas (R), father of Kelly Thomas, speaks next to his attorney at a news conference in Los Angeles on January 14, 2014, about the fatal beating of the 37-year old mentally ill California transient after a jury acquitted two ex-policemen of all charges in connection with his 2011 death. Photo: Alex Gallardo/Reuters

Credits

Host:
Warren Olney

Producers:
Katie Cooper, Jenny Hamel, Gideon Brower