Student Reporting

Students investigate absence of mental health guidelines to deal with mental health issues when police use force

Graduate and undergraduate students in Professor Mike Beaudet’s Investigative Reporting class last fall gathered data on the lack of mental health training in use of force policies by Massachusetts police departments. The report was aired May 13 on Channel 5, WCVB-TV Boston. Students who participated in the project were Rachel Grozanick, Patrick Johnston, Matt Tota, Isaac Feldberg, and Lucy Burdge.

Professor Beaudet is an investigative reporter for “5 Investigates.”

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