Sam Cochran

University of Memphis

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Project Coordinator at the Crisis Intervention Training Center at the University of Memphis; veteran officer who retired from the Memphis Police Department as a Major after serving 31 years

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Last year in Fullerton, California police officers beat a homeless schizophrenic into a coma.

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Last year in Fullerton, California police officers beat a homeless schizophrenic into a coma.

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