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Few of Baltimore police shooting victims this year were armed

Few of Baltimore police shooting victims this year were armed

Baltimore Police have shot 10 people this year — eight of them fatally — leading some to question whether police are properly equipped to handle calls involving the mentally ill. Only one of those shot was carrying a firearm, and several shooting incidents arose from calls to police about a disturbance involving someone with a mental illness. Relatives of some of those killed criticized police tactics, saying they shouldn't have lost loved ones after calling police to defuse situations that had ended peacefully in the past. "They need better training with mental cases," said Candace Church, 29, whose brother David Yim was shot in April. "They're...

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