Though Questions Remain, Many Say Mental Health System Failed Man Fatally Shot By Police
As the Santa Cruz community tries to figure out exactly why Sean Arlt, a mentally ill man, was shot to death by police, many turn their on a lack of mental health and behavioral services.
The Mercury News:
Santa Cruz Mental Health Services Under Microscope After Fatal Officer-Involved Shooting
Members of the greater Santa Cruz community sat inside the United Church of Christ Nov. 1 and took the first steps of a raw, difficult journey; a process that has become all too familiar in communities across the U.S. They asked why. Why, in the midst of a rainstorm at 3 a.m. Oct. 16, did a Santa Cruz police officer shoot Sean Arlt, 32, a mentally ill man — once in the head and once in the chest? (Masters, 11/14)