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Saturday, December 17, 2011

Model approach to mentally ill under scrutiny

An image from a police dashboard camera shows carver John T. Williams crossing the street, holding a knife and a piece of wood, shortly before he was shot to death in a confrontation with police Officer Ian Birk in 2010. Birk resigned from the department after the shooting was ruled unjustified.