Adjunct Professor James Mulvaney’s article “Miriam Carey Didn’t Have to Die: Police Need Better Training in Mental Illness,” was published in the opinion section of The Washington Post on October 10. The commentary analyzes the recent police shooting near the Capitol of a woman who turned out to be mentally ill. To read the article, click here.
Professor Mulvaney, a member of the Department of Law, Police Science and Criminal Justice Administration, is a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist who has worked for such publications as Newsday, the Orange County (CA) Register and the New York Daily News. Mulvaney has worked as a consultant in the investigations, compliance and crisis management fields. He also served as Deputy Commissioner of External Relations for the New York State Division of Human Rights. He is a nationally recognized advocate in the autism community and has written frequently on issues related to people with disabilities.