San Luis Obispo

[San Luis Obispo County] Family of mentally ill Atascadero man accuses psychiatric unit of using excessive force

Blog note: this article references a 2018 grand jury report about the psychiatric health facility.

The family of an Atascadero man facing criminal charges for hitting a staffer at the county’s psychiatric unit while in the midst of a mental health crisis is suing the county for damages and wants to change how the facility handles use-of-force incidents.