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Shooting Of Mentally ILL Man Leads To Training‎

ISSUE 212
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African Union Commission Report ‎Supports Somaliland's Case for ‎Recognition‎

5 Dead And 11 Seriously ‎Wounded In Hargeysa City ‎Urban Unrest    

Norwegian Ambassador‎ To Kenya Visits Somaliland

‎“I Urge The President Of Somaliland To ‎Disband The Local City Assembly of ‎Hargeysa Municipality” ‎‎‎‎

4 Militia Men From Majertenya Killed At Jowhar‎

Mohammad Dheere: Baidoa ‎Unfit For Parliament’s Meeting‎

Somaliland: The Capital Mayor ‎blamed for the violent clashes

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Somalia's 'City Of Death' Shocks ‎Speaker

US Fears Violence At Prophet Cartoon Protests In ‎Kenya‎

Djibouti Bans Danish Imports ‎After Violent Prophet Cartoon ‎Demos

Thousands Of Kenyan Muslims Protest Prophet ‎Caricatures

47 Towns In Ethiopia Get Electricity In Six ‎Months‎‎

One Killed, Seven Wounded In Somali Protest Over ‎Cartoons‎‎‎‎‎

Multi-National Force Deployed To ‎Combat Piracy Off East African Coast

U.S. Navy Hands Over Suspected Somali Pirates To ‎Kenya‎

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NRC Continues Operations‎‎‎‎‎‎‎

Annan Speaks Out Against Reprinting ‎Controversial Cartoons, Again Condemns ‎Violence‎‎

President’s Fiscal Year 2007 ‎Budget Gives Refugees A New ‎Opportunity

Ireland Pledges €5 Million In ‎Aid To Drought-Hit Horn Of ‎Africa‎

Shooting Of Mentally Ill Man Leads To Training

FEATURES & COMMENTARY

President Obasanjo’s AU ‎Chairmanship

For Diplomats, There's No There There‎‎

The Changing Face Of The Capital

In Destitute Djibouti, People Spend ‎Inordinate Sums On Leafy Stimulant

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JNA Threatens Somaliland ‎Independence; Thus A Poisonous Pill ‎To Swallow

15 Million Dollars For Somaliland ‎Development In The National Budget Y-‎‎2006‎‎

Who Is Muhamed? ‎‎‎

Somaliland Telecom Industry At A Critical ‎Crossroads‎‎‎‎


By Somalilandtimes network

COLUMBUS, Ohio, Feb. 07, 2006 – The fatal shooting of a Somali man who authorities said threatened sheriff's deputies with a knife has prompted plans to train deputies on how to deal with the mentally ill.

Local mental health experts will help the Franklin County sheriff's office design a training program.

"They reached out to us after the tragedy," Chief Deputy Steve Martin said.

Sheriff Jim Karnes provided no details of the training program but said he wants deputies who serve warrants to be trained first.

Four deputies, two in uniform and two in plain clothes, went to an apartment complex on Dec. 28 with a court order to take Nasir Abdi, 23, back to a mental hospital where he had been force-fed medications.

A health care worker believed Abdi was mentally ill and a danger to himself and others.

Columbus police detectives investigating the shooting said a deputy shot and killed Abdi after the man threatened the deputies with a kitchen knife that had a 6-inch blade.

Several hundred Somalis protested two days later at City Hall. Somali leaders said witnesses to the shooting never saw a knife in Abdi's hands.

Leaders of the local Somali community and city officials are discussing ways to improve relations between Somalis and police, and prevent problems.

Source: Associated Press, Feb. 07, 2006

 


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