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Prompted By Sandy Hook, Report Stresses Mental Health Help For Police Officers

Prompted By Sandy Hook, Report Stresses Mental Health Help For Police Officers

Following the 2012 massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School, then-Newtown police Chief Michael Kehoe asked federal agencies to help prepare a road map for how departments across the country should handle the aftermath of a mass shooting.

On Wednesday, the Department of Justice and National Alliance on Mental Illness released a 140-report drawn heavily from the aftermath of both the Sandy Hook shooting and the Hartford Distributors shooting two years before in Manchester.

The report emphasizes how to prepare for mass shootings, but also recommends taking steps such as designating an officer to be the department's mental-health incident commander, enlisting trusted mental-health...

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