Family of Man Killed by Police 'Dumbfounded' Officers Don't Get Mandatory Mental Health Training
A legal advocacy group in Toronto and the family of a man who was killed by police are threatening to take legal action if the provincial government doesn't make mental health training mandatory for officers.
"My family and I want to do everything we can to prevent similar deaths ... No one should die at the hands of police simply because [police] are not adequately trained," said Joanne MacIsaac, who has led a charge to reform officers' training following the death of her brother.
Michael MacIsaac was shot dead by a Durham police officer in December 2013 while running naked and wielding a metal table leg in his Ajax neighbourhood during what his family describes as a psychological episode related to his epilepsy.
The Innocence Project.
"Family of Man Killed by Police 'Dumbfounded' Officers Don't Get Mandatory Mental Health Training."
(25 October 2017):