Social workers will go with Livonia police on mental health crisis calls
LIVONIA, Mich. – Social workers will be sent out with Livonia police officers when officers are responding to a mental health crisis call through a new Crisis Support Team. “We’re going to have two social workers in our police department to assist us with handling mental health crisis runs where people are in crisis and they need our help and they need the public’s help,” Livonia police Captain Tom Goralski said. The program has been in the works for a while, but Goralski said it is needed now more than ever. “Livonia has experienced an increase in mental health crisis runs. Putting a Crisis Support Team, in that has social workers embedded in our police department, addresses better than ever before the needs, the mental health needs of our community,” Brosnan said.
Man who died after being shot by police sought help for mental health issues before incident, family says
DETROIT – A man who died after being shot by police tried to get psychological help before the incident, his family said. Craig said Michael Moza was a suspect in multiple shootings at that residence and was followed by police during the first incident. “for the election.”Police said Michael Moza started to have an outburst and get sick on the job. The next morning Michael Moza was accused of firing five more shots into the home from the prior incident. Michael is the third person with mental health issues to be shot and killed by police in recent months.