Only few overdose incidents require police involvement, new Brown study finds

A NEW BROWN UNIVERSITY study found that out of over 200 police reports of overdose incidents, only 1% resulted in arrests or combative behavior. / COURTESY BROWN UNIVERSITY
PROVIDENCE – Most overdose incidents do not involve safety concerns or require the intervention of law enforcement, a new Brown University study shows. Police officers are often part of a team of first responders dispatched to answer overdose calls, but an analysis of more than 200 incident reports in one Rhode Island city shows that…

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