The sheriff of Wake County, Donnie Harrison, has over 46 years’ experience in law enforcement. He is responsible for safeguarding one of the largest jurisdictions in the state of North Carolina. This week, he sat down to talk about the issues posed to law enforcement by untreated severe mental illness.
Among the subjects covered: the interaction between law enforcement and the mentally ill, the problems caused by the closure of Dorothea Dix Hospital, and some possible solutions for the mental health system going forward.
Check out the video below to watch the interview.