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Part two of a three-part column

We have heard stories about loved ones being abused by staff in detention facilities, including those having intellectual disabilities that come in contact with law enforcement. Exploring the realities of these abuses, I wanted to look for entities with members working hard at being proactive towards the prevention of law enforcement acting too quickly by placing their hands on those they come in contact with in response to a call and are later incarcerated. Patti Kressly has taken the responsibility in her actions to change a culture of abuse in these CJS entities.  

Lucky Rosenbloom (LR): Ms. Kressly, What is your background, and what is CIT [Crisis Intervention Team]? Patti Kressly (PK): I am a retired police officer from South St. Continue Reading →

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