What can I do?
Educate Yourself & Others
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- Contact your State and Local Elected Officials: Ask them to pass legislation that would ban the use of “excited delirium” by medical examiners and coroners. A great example is this bill passed in California.
- Contact Your Local Police Department, Oversight Organization, and State Peace Officer Standards and Training (POST) Board: Urge them to remove "excited delirium" from policies and trainings, citing precedents set by the Bay Area Rapid Transit Police Department and Colorado Peace Officers Standards and Training board.
- Request Meetings With Local Officials on This Issue: After the meeting, follow up by email to encourage them to take action; you can share a link to this website, PHR’s report, and sample legislation.
- Write a Letter to the Editor of Your Local Paper: In your own words, explain why "excited delirium" should be rejected and include a call to action for your state and local elected officials.
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