Slate reports on some of the proceedings at the US Supreme Court, as the Court considers whether police in the field should have to “accommodate” people who seem to have a mental disability.
“The case could settle the extent to which the Americans With Disabilities Act serves as a check on police officers’ interactions with people with mental illnesses,” reports Slate. “The law demands local governments to provide ‘reasonable accommodations’ to individuals with disabilities, and courts have interpreted that guarantee to include arrests — that is, police should take into account the people’s disabilities when taking them into custody. But the law isn’t uniform across the board on whether cops should make such accommodations if the arrestee exhibits violent or erratic behavior…”
Reasonable Accommodations (Slate, March 25, 2015)