Protecting the mentally ill and WA’s involuntary commitment law

Protecting the mentally ill and WA’s involuntary commitment law

John Carlson interviews a Texas couple who are pushing Olympia lawmakers to change the Washington law on involuntary commitment after their son was shot and killed by Seattle Police after he fired gun shots thinking he was being threatened by zombies.  Doug and Nancy Reuter are lobbying state lawmakers in Olympia to change the current involuntary commitment law to be more like Arizona’s which can allow authorities to hold and observe people who are mentally ill rather than turning them back on to the street.