Police Are Ill-Equipped to Help People With Mental Health Disorders

By Reggie Shuford, Executive Director, ACLU of Pennsylvania

Osaze Osagie (photo courtesy of the Osagie family)

Last month, District Attorney Bernie Cantorna of Centre County, Pennsylvania, announced that his office would not criminally charge three State College police officers who were involved in the shooting death of Osaze Osagie, a 29-year-old Black man, in March. Osaze was shot and killed in…

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