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In Quick Response, De Blasio Calls Fatal Shooting of Mentally Ill Woman ‘Unacceptable’

October 19, 2016 5:14 PM
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In Quick Response, De Blasio Calls Fatal Shooting of Mentally Ill Woman ‘Unacceptable’

Mayor Bill de Blasio, speaking in strikingly blunt terms, said on Wednesday that the fatal police shooting of a mentally ill 66-year-old woman in the Bronx was “tragic and unacceptable.”

The woman, Deborah Danner, had a long history of mental illness, and Mr. de Blasio said the sergeant who fired the fatal shot had failed to follow Police Department protocol for dealing with the woman.

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