Disability advocates tell DOJ that police need more training

03/29/2013 | Disability Scoop

U.S. Justice Department officials met with disability advocates after the death of a man with Down syndrome after he was restrained by law enforcement officers in a theater. A grand jury said no charges were warranted, but disability advocates stressed the need for better police training. Lou Ruffino of the Justice Department’s Community Relations Service said the agency is monitoring the situation and could provide training and assistance.

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