Legislators Considering Mental Health Crisis Training Bill

Minnesota state legislators are considering a bill that would require police officers to receive mental health crisis training.

The Senate Judiciary Budget committee took up legislation that would require officers to get four hours of training on how to respond to mental health calls.

The bill is sponsored by Sen. John Marty of Roseville.

That community was is where police fatally shot John Birkeland in February after stabbing a police dog.