DIDD conducts second training session for law enforcement - WSMV News 4

DIDD conducts second training session for law enforcement

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - The Department of Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities is continuing to help Tennessee law enforcement officials in their interaction with people with disabilities.

The agency conducted its second training session on Wednesday. More than a dozen special agents with the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation attended the training designed to assist investigators and officers when they come into contact with people with disabilities.

According to DIDD, as many as 132,000 people in Tennessee may have an intellectual disability.

Bruce Davis is the agency's director of behavioral and psychological services and was a presenter at the session.

He said that figure accounts for more than 2 percent of the state's residents, so the probability an investigator is going to encounter someone with an intellectual disability is high.

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