MoCo Police Celebrate Anniversary Of Crisis Intervention Team | WAMU 88.5 - American University Radio

WAMU 88.5 : News

MoCo Police Celebrate Anniversary Of Crisis Intervention Team

Play associated audio

Officer Scott Davis is the coordinator of the program, and he says he has first-hand experience with how it benefits police and residents. Several years ago, Davis received a call about a man on a bus with a knife.

"He was jumping on and off RideOn buses saying that people were following him and trying to kill him. When I came on scene, I walked up to him, and he pulled a 12-inch butcher knife on me and said people were trying kill him. I immediately realized it was probably a thought disorder," he says.

Davis says that situation could have ended in many ways, but the training helped him end it safely.

"He started walking at me with the knife, and I actually had to pull my weapon on him. At which point I kept talking to him and talking to him, and I was able talk him down to his knees," he says.

Davis later found out the man suffered from schizophrenia, and had a bad reaction to a change in his medication. After a chance encounter with a member of the man's family a few years ago, Davis discovered the man is now a construction worker in Silver Spring.

NPR

In This Test Kitchen, The Secret To A Great Cookbook Is Try, Try Again

Yotam Ottolenghi and his partner have a thriving food empire that includes wildly successful cookbooks. We go inside their London test kitchen as recipes are put through their paces.
NPR

Bugs: Not What's For Dinner — Until They're Tastier, Maybe

A U.K. researcher says the environmental argument for eating bugs isn't working on its own. She says chefs and policymakers must "make insect dishes appeal as food, not just a way to save the planet."
NPR

Fact Check: 3 Questions Answered About Bill Clinton's LLC

Does Bill Clinton have a secret corporation that he is using to hide money? Is it intended to pay a lower tax rate? Or is it something else entirely?
NPR

Questions Remain About How To Use Data From License Plate Scanners

The scanners are standard equipment for police, but what's not settled is what happens to all the data collected. That data can link people to certain addresses and flag unusual activity.

Leave a Comment

Help keep the conversation civil. Please refer to our Terms of Use and Code of Conduct before posting your comments.