Date/Time: 03/10/2019 0433 hours Suspect: Scott Thompson (In-custody) Location: 2380 El Camino Real On Sunday, March 10th, 2019, Redwood City Police Officers responded to the Capri Motel, room #220, on a report of subject who called “911” to report she was "hurt really bad." Officers responded to the scene, and located the victim, who was bleeding profusely from the head. The victim told officers she had been assaulted by Scott, and he fled the scene. Officers located the suspect walking northbound El Camino Real. The suspect was identified as Scott Thompson, 36 years old. Thompson was subsequently arrested for attempted murder and booked into the San Mateo County Jail. The victim was transported to Stanford Hospital for non-life threatening injuries. Anyone that may have additional information regarding this incident is encouraged to contact the Redwood City Police Department at 650-780-7100 or the Redwood City Police Department’s Tip Line at 650-780-7107. This message approved by A/LT Casey Donovan

County supes approve program partnering mental health clinicians with cops

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Mental health professionals will soon join law enforcement officials in responding to incidents involving individuals suffering from a mental or behavioral health crisis within San Mateo County’s four largest cities.

Today, the County’s Board of Supervisors approved a two-year pilot program for Daly City, San Mateo, Redwood City and South San Francisco partnering licensed mental health clinicians with law enforcement officers. The full-time clinicians are expected to be “embedded in the departments by April” and will be deployed on calls for service by trained 911 dispatchers, the County said.

“The goal of the immediate response will be to de-escalate the crisis and to support the safety of the individual in crisis, those around the individual, and all responding to the incident,” said Scott Gilman, director of County Health’s Behavioral Health and Recovery Services.

The clinician will be tasked with assessing and determining the best course of action for a person in crisis, including guidance on care.

“If police determine the scene is safe, the clinician will assess the individual and, in collaboration with officers, help identify opportunities for intervention and care,” according to the County.

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