Mississippi House committee holds hearing on mental health crises

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rssfeeds.clarionledger.com – Mississippi – 2022-11-17 10:20:34

Law enforcement officers are, too often, having to respond to mental health crises in Mississippi.

That was one of the messages witnesses sent to lawmakers during a House judiciary committee hearing on mental health Tuesday at the state capitol.

The hearing could lead to proposals for new legislation in January.

“I do not know what the answer is. I do know that the system is broken,” said Calhoun County Sheriff and Mississippi Sheriffs’ Association President Greg Pollan.

Pollan said that, while the rules are different in every county, he knows a lot about how things work statewide from his…

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