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Changes in how Florida deals with mental illness

In the last thirty years, the responsibility for managing situations that result from people with mental illnesses has fallen to the police. Mostly, this situation leads to the mentally ill being sent to jail rather than receiving treatment. However, that trend might be changing with the help of some new programs.

Did police violate your rights during your arrest?

One of the most important components of America's legal system is our principle that all those accused of crimes are presumed innocent until proven guilty. This principle applies to anyone and everyone, but law enforcement often acts outside the bounds of acceptable conduct when they interact with a suspect, sometimes violating a suspect's civil rights.

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