by Matt Clarke
A $200,000 settlement in a lawsuit filed over the death of a mentally ill Oklahoma jail prisoner emphasizes what Oklahoma sheriffs have been saying for years: they are ill prepared to deal with the rapidly increasing number of mentally ill detainees in their jails.
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- Las Vegas Police Fatally Shoot Mentally Ill Patient Holding Taser, March 12, 2018. Police--Excessive Force, Mental Health.
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- Reuters: Tasers Contributed to Many Deaths, Feb. 22, 2018. Stun Guns/Tasers, Wrongful Death, Police--Excessive Force, Excessive Force (Wrongful Death).
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