mendota_mental_health_institute

Madison Police Department seeks approval to sue state

Lawsuit over policy requiring police to transport individuals with mental health crisis

A resolution will be introduced before the Madison Common Council seeking authorization for the city attorney to pursue legal action against the Wisconsin Department of Health Services.

Law-enforcement leaders call for change in state's mental health care

Policy requires men needing emergency detention to be transported 2 1/2 hours

Mental health care advocates say it is the last thing a person in mental crisis needs at that moment, to be handcuffed, placed in the back seat of a police car and driven two and a half hours away from their family and support system.