Bill seeks Alzheimer’s training for cops

January 9, 2013

An Indiana lawmaker motivated by a police officer's decision to use a stun gun on a nursing home patient is pushing for police to get training on how to deal with people with Alzheimer's disease. Rep. Bill Friend, R-Macy, said his bill would require officers to undergo six hours of training about Alzheimer's disease and related senile dementia. Indiana police officers already undergo training on autism, mental illness, addictive disorders, mental retardation and developmental disabilities.