Coroner’s inquest calls for better emergency mental-health services

A weeklong coroner’s inquest into the death of Rhett Mutch, who was shot by Victoria police in 2014, concluded Friday with recommendations to improve access to emergency mental-health services and communication among social service agencies, and provide better training for police.

A seven-person jury made the recommendations after hearing evidence from police officers, witnesses, family and social agency workers, along with suggestions from the presiding coroner.

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