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A state appeals court Friday upheld a judge’s decision to involuntarily commit a man to an inpatient treatment facility, despite the man’s arguments that his mental illness did not pose a danger to his well-being and that other less-restrictive alternatives were available. 

Police Chief Fired Over Fatal Citizens Academy Exercise

Aug 31, 2017
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The police chief in a Southwest Florida city has been fired just more than a year after one of his officers accidentally shot and killed a woman during a citizens academy exercise.