NAMI Statement on Law Enforcement Pepper–Spraying a 9–yr–old Girl During a Crisis Call

Feb 1, 2021

Arlington, Va. — The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) today released a statement from CEO Daniel H. Gillison, Jr, on the handcuffing and pepper-spraying of a nine-year-old girl in Rochester, New York, last Friday by local law enforcement professionals after a crisis call regarding “family trouble.”

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