Police officers, advocates of mentally ill join in walk to help ‘shatter that stigma’ Oct15

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Police officers, advocates of mentally ill join in walk to help ‘shatter that stigma’

Before her 33-year-old son died of an accidental drug overdose eight years ago, Leticia Rutledge said, he had frequent run-ins with police.

Her son, Erin, who was diagnosed with bipolar disorder and suffered from addiction, had received no sympathy from officers. They treated him like a common criminal, she said…

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