The training is prompting police officers to act more aggressively, particularly with those who have a mental illness or are experiencing homelessness.
Op-ed: Kayla Moore, 4 years and counting…
The sister of a transgender woman who died in custody says police use excessive force against mentally ill people who could be subdued with less extreme measures.
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Op-ed: Let’s not forget Kayla Moore
It’s been three years since Kayla Moore was killed in her home by Berkeley police. What did she do you ask? Was she threatening, was she suicidal, was she a danger to society? No Kayla was mentally ill, black and transgender. Those three criteria alone made her a target, as African Americans, transgender women, and […]