Twenty-five percent of Americans have a disability, and this quarter of the population is disproportionately likely to experience violent victimization. A newly released toolkit offers several practical resources for law enforcement officers, including lessons and resources to assist officers in identifying and interacting with victims with disabilities. It also provides guidance and recommended best practices for responding to calls, receiving citizen complaints, and questioning witnesses, suspects, and victims. Use the links in the article below to learn more about and access the toolkit.
(Courtesy of cops.usdoj.gov)