Mental illness overwhelms prisons, police: ‘We have an urgent problem’

a business of misfits

May 13, 2014 – Anna Mehler Paperny, Global News

Abbotsford Police routinely spend the night dealing with people who aren’t criminals.

They’ll spend hours, Chief Constable Bob Rich told a parliamentary committee, in emergency rooms waiting for individuals they’ve apprehended to see a doctor.

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