Are Philly cops trained enough on mental health issues?

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Darrin Lee, right, was shot by Philadelphia police in Kensington on the night of Sept. 2, 2019. (Youtube; Courtesy of Lee family)

Darrin Lee, right, was shot by Philadelphia police in Kensington on the night of Sept. 2, 2019. (Youtube; Courtesy of Lee family)

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A Philadelphia man suffering from mental health and substance abuse issues was shot by police on Labor Day. Police said he was holding a box cutter. The incident is raising questions about how well the department is trained to deal with these kinds of interactions — and why cops wind up being called to handle these situations. Max Marin with WHYY’s Billy Penn explains.

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