Monthly Archives: March 2015

U.S. Supreme Court examines whether police interactions with people with mental illness violates the Americans With Disabilities Act

Teresa Sheehan was a woman with a history of schizophrenia who lived at a group home in San Francisco, California. In 2008, she threatened to kill her social worker, who in turn reported the threat to police so she could receive inpatient treatment at a psychiatric hospital. When local police officers arrived at Ms. Sheehan’s […]