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Jamestown police officer arrested following mental health incident last week

January 24, 2013

JAMESTOWN — A Jamestown police officer has been charged with second-degree obstructing governmental administration following an off-duty incident last week at his residence. Officer Michael ....

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Jan-24-13 8:48 AM

I am shocked that they would arrest this person for an incident where there clearly was a mental health issue. Why the rush? Would they have arrested him if he was not a police officer? Let the man get the care he needs before going forth with legal action. This is the problem with our mental health system.

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Jan-24-13 9:16 AM

Steiner here you go again blaming the parties

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Jan-24-13 9:51 AM

stweeny another moronic comment, I'm guessing here that if it hadn't turned into a "stand-off" situation and the officer complied immediately that they probably would of not charged him.

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Jan-24-13 8:37 PM

The arrest may be the only leverage they have to be sure he gets the help he needs. His job will most likely be over I doubt they will put a gun in his hand anymore.

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Jan-25-13 11:38 AM

You don't need to arrest someone to get them help. If the police feel there is a danger to himself or those around him, they can do a pick-up order and take him for an eval.

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