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17 May 2017

South Carolina police officers will learn how to de-escalate mental illness confrontations under Senate bill

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March 7, 2017

COLUMBIA — Police officers will receive “de-escalation” training for dealing with someone who has mental illness if a bill heading to the Senate floor becomes law.

The bill, S. 173, differs from a House version debated last month that would create a crisis intervention training council to oversee training in each police jurisdiction across the state. The training would be given every three years.

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