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El Cajon shooting a new flashpoint in how police deal with African Americans and the mentally ill

She called police because her brother was “not acting like himself.” 30, He was walking in and out of traffic in the scorching afternoon sun. Three times, she said, she called 911, telling dispatchers he was sick and needed help. El Cajon police were dispatched on a 5150 call, a request for an...
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