Supreme Court Hears Case on SFPD Shooting of Mentally Ill Woman

at 9:00 AM
Save ArticleSave Article

Failed to save article

Please try again

This article is more than 8 years old.
 (PAUL J. RICHARDS/AFP/Getty Images)

The U.S. Supreme Court heard arguments Monday over whether police must make accommodations in how they deal with a person who they know is mentally disabled. The case was prompted by the 2008 police shooting of a San Francisco woman with schizoaffective disorder. We'll discuss the case and the challenges around police interactions with mentally ill individuals.


Angela Chan, senior staff attorney with the Criminal Justice Reform Program at the Asian Law Caucus and former San Francisco Police Commissioner who spearheaded the Crisis Intervention Training program

Jeffrey Shannon, officer in the Berkeley Police Department and coordinator of Crisis Intervention Training (CIT)

Alex Emslie, reporter for KQED News

Claudia Center, senior staff attorney, disability rights for the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU)