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Brain Injury Association of America Demands Better Police Training

Susan Connors, president and chief executive officer of the Brain Injury Association of America (BIAA), today called on municipalities to teach police officers and other first responders to recognize the effects of traumatic brain injury (TBI), respond appropriately, avoid unnecessary escalation, and prevent death.

“With more than 5 million Americans living with TBI, civil servants must learn to identify the injury and understand its aftermath so that survivors are not victimized twice. TBI is not a mental health condition or a predictor of criminal behavior. Those living with brain injury are not deranged, and they do not have mental retardation. They are survivors of serious injury that has changed the way they move, act, think, or…

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