The force said it would review both cases and stressed prosecution was “rarely a course of action for someone with a mental health condition”. “Every incident is treated on a case-by-case basis and a prosecution is rarely a course of action for someone with a mental health condition. We speak to our colleagues in the mental health triage service and take their guidance before we decide on the most appropriate action. Alison Cobb, a policy adviser at the mental health charity Mind, said: “Police officers are often first on the scene when someone is experiencing a mental health crisis and have to deal with challenging situations quickly and calmly. He founded a mental health charity and now gives talks to encourage men to be open about their feelings.
Source: The Guardian May 22, 2019 18:46 UTC