For many with mental illness, it’s arrest, incarcerate, release, repeat

In March, Anthony Hill, an Air Force veteran who served in Afghanistan, was shot and killed by a police officer in suburban Atlanta. Neighbors called police when an unarmed Hill was seen wandering around his apartment complex naked. He had been diagnosed with bipolar disorder. Hill’s death is one example of a recent deadly encounter between police and people living with mental illness. Shootings in Dallas and Milwaukee also have made national news and sparked calls for better police training.

Taser timeout

A jail with a dubious record of Taser use is being used as a timeout for Cook County detainees. According to recent lawsuits, some inmates at the Jerome Combs Detention Center in Kankakee, Ill., are being shocked with Tasers as a first, not last, resort.