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Mentally ill suspects charged with crimes go untreated; the public goes unprotected

Read KARE 11's investigation so far, which has already prompted lawmakers to call for reform.

Brandon Stahl (KARE11), A.J. Lagoe, Steve Eckert


Published: 12:23 PM CDT September 29, 2021
Updated: 1:36 PM CDT May 25, 2022

KARE 11 has spent months investigating what happens to people charged with crimes, but who are so severely mentally ill that their cases cannot go to trial. Are they given the necessary treatment and supervision? We found too often that the answer is no, leading to tragic consequence, from brutal assaults and rapes to murders.

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