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Portland Police Bureau picks about 50 officers for specialized unit handling mental health crisis calls

By Maxine Bernstein, The Oregonian, April 9, 2013 Portland police have selected about 50 officers who volunteered to be part of a new specialized unit to respond to mental health crisis calls. The new unit is one of the initiatives … Continue reading

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D.A.’s office aims to increase commitments with new mental health prosecutor

Willamette Week, Oct. 19, 2012 A dedicated mental health prosecutor is now a full-time part of the Multnomah County District Attorney’s Office. As the findings of last month’s scathing report by the Department of Justice about the Portland Police Bureau’s … Continue reading

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