Panel Recommends LA Sheriff Triple Number Of Department’s Mental Health Teams
The civilian oversight panel didn't include a price tag on the increase.
LA Sheriff Needs Many More Mental Health Teams, Civilian Watchdog Says
The Sheriff Civilian Oversight Commission said the department should increase the number of two-person Mental Evaluation Teams from 17 to 6o. The panel did not place a price tag on the recommendation but said the L.A. County Board of Supervisors should fund it to reduce the number of mentally ill people killed by deputies each year. (Stoltze, 2/15)
In other news from across the state —
Orange County Register:
O.C. Supervisors Approve Aid Package To Shelter Riverbed Homeless, Paving Way For Encampment Clearing
The Orange County Board of Supervisors unanimously approved an emergency aid package at a hastily called meeting Thursday, Feb. 15 to supply short-term shelter and food vouchers for up to 400 homeless people camped along the Santa Ana River. The authorization partially satisfies the county’s end of a newly ratified legal stipulation that will allow it to clear the riverbed tent city beginning Tuesday, Feb. 20. (Graham, 2/15)