Bill limiting lethal use of force by police introduced – WAMC

A bill introduced by Rep. Anne Donahue (R-Northfield, Berlin), a veteran advocate for the mental health community, is meant to protect people who are suffering a mental health crisis.

β€œThe bill is based on a similar bill in California that was signed into law in August and is one of the strongest use-of-force laws in the country. WCAX-TV reports it was introduced in Vermont by Republican Rep. Anne Donahue. She says the bill is about protecting people dealing with mental health crises. She says she doesn't think there's an inappropriate use of force in Vermont but that the bill is about the importance of public transparency and confidence in the review of such situations.

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