CMPD officer shares more insight into response to mental health crises

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WCNC Charlotte continues to follow a developing story about a woman who the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department said exchanged gunfire with officers in south Charlotte while carrying out an involuntary commitment order.

It happened at a home at Saint Croix Lane on Friday, Aug. 19, west of Providence Road.

Officers said they were trying to bring the woman to a mental health facility when she started shooting at them, and an officer fired back. The woman was hit, and she has been fighting for her life in the hospital. The officer, who was also hit, was wearing a vest and was not harmed.

CMPD has a team of officers who work with people facing mental illness. Lexi Wilson learns more from one member of the team:


Disclaimer: This content including advice provides generic information only. It is in no way a substitute for a qualified medical opinion. Always consult a specialist or your own doctor for more information.


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