[The concept of Sentinel Events comes from the medical field and, as many of us suggest, is a way for police to also learn from their “mistakes” in a “no-blame, no-shame” atmosphere.]
“A straight news account from the Boston Globe lays out a Sentinel Event.
“I spoke at an IACP panel on sentinel events and the mentally ill: here’s one. It was striking at IACP how many police had been persuaded that if they just came up with the perfect de-escalation technique and trained on it, all would be well in regard to the mentally ill. A sentinel event review here would challenge that admirable but mistaken acceptance of responsibility. Some of these things, once you let them get set in motion, are just going to go wrong.”