March set in Ala town where man killed by police | News
HEADLAND, Ala. (AP) - An activist is planning a march for this Saturday in a southeast Alabama town where police shot and killed a man with mental problems.
Organizer Kenneth Glasgow tells The Dothan Eagle (http://bit.ly/HymApi ) the demonstration is to bring attention to the fatal shooting of 33-year-old Opatrick Humphrey in Headland. He is also calling for changes in state laws dealing with police training.
Humphrey was shot and killed during a confrontation with Headland police on Jan. 31. Police responding to a medical call were confronted by a combative man.
Glasgow says Humphrey's mother told police he was schizophrenic, but he claims officers lack the training to deal with people with mental illnesses. He's calling for increased training for officers to help avoid violence in the future.
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