When an officer has to respond to someone with a mental illness, it can end with an injury, death, or jail for that person because police lack proper training for these situations. It is clear that CIT (Crisis Intervention Team) wasn’t called when someone ends up hurt and a mentally disabled person is involved. For example, James Hall, a legally blind man with schizoaffective disorder, was cornered and shot by several police officers. A similar case would be Cleo Moore, a diagnosed schizophrenic, who was pepper sprayed, hit with a baton, and shot twice after punching the officer that hit him with the baton (Walsh). The situation was essentially escalated in this case because they decided to go back up the stairs to restrain him, not knowing that Moore had mental health problems, and didn’t call CIT. It is not always clear whether someone has a mental disorder or not, but an officer of the law is trained to detect certain symptoms so that they can get to a safe distance from the disabled person and CIT can be called (Walsh). Unfortunately, the training is only approximately two hours long, which is why symptoms are not always recognized right away. Someone experiencing a psychotic episode can be suspicious, frightened and combative when police arrive. A person can even become violent as their stress and anxiety builds, which lands them in jail and leads to injuries for both the person and the police (Hench). Detecting symptoms are the first step to helping both parties stay safe and making sure that these people are given the proper treatment from CIT, but police make the mistake of escalating the incident, putting stress and anxiety on someone that has difficulties controlling what they do. These are mistakes that can end up putting someone in jail when they only needed help.