Lawmakers call for mental health help for police and staff in wake of Capitol riot

Published February 5, 2021

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USA Today interviewed John Violanti for a story on how lawmakers are calling for mental health help for police and staff in wake of Capitol riot. Violanti said the riot was the culmination of a tumultuous year for members of law enforcement. “It’s an occupation under siege,” Violanti said. “You have officers feeling like they have a lack of support coupled with this sort of unusual traumatic event at the Capitol. It's going to prey on their minds forever,” he said.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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