Video Shows Utah Police Shooting 13-Year-Old Boy After His Mother Called for Help

Video Shows Utah Police Shooting 13-Year-Old Boy After His Mother Called for Help

She wanted him to be hospitalized for help with his mental health issues. “He freaks out.”The video was made public under a Salt Lake City ordinance requiring the release of video from police shootings within 10 business days. The shooting has raised new questions about how police deal with people with mental health issues amid nationwide calls for police reform. It came hours before new deescalation tactics were due to take effect for Salt Lake City police, which is also cooperating with an independent investigation of the shooting. “It’s super important.”The Salt Lake City officers who arrived had some mental-health training but were not specialists in crisis intervention.

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