HPD Chief says more needs to be done to address mental health issues

PROPERTY TAX RECORDS SHOW THE OWNER OF THE HOME IS LOIS CAIN TODAY HONOLULU'S POLICE CHIEF SAID MORE NEEDS TO BE DONE TO TRACK THE MENTALLY ILL

HOWARD: SHE ALSO SAID IT'S TIME FOR TOUGH LOVE LAUREN DAY JOINS US WITH MORE LAUREN? LAUREN: HOWARD AND BRIGETTE– HONOLULU POLICE CHIEF SUSAN BALLARD DID NOT HOLD BACK WHEN IT COMES TO ADDRESSING MENTAL HEALTH ISSUES GOING FORWARD JANUARY 19 WILL FOREVER BE A HEAVY DAY IN HONOLULU TWO POLICE OFFICERS WERE SHOT AND KILLED RESPONDING TO A CALL AT A DIAMOND HEAD HOME

HAD A HISTORY OF MENTAL HEALTH ISSUES CHIEF SUSAN BALLARD, HONOLULU POLICE DEPARTMENT: "I THINK THAT WHAT HAPPENED ON SUNDAY IS THAT THERE REALLY IS A GAP THAT WE NEED TO FILL IN" HONOLULU POLICE CHIEF SUSAN BALLARD SAYING THAT GAP MUST BE ADDRESSED EVEN SUGGESTING TRACKING THOSE WITH MENTAL HEALTH ISSUES CHIEF SUSAN BALLARD, HONOLULU POLICE DEPARTMENT: "ALL OF THE PAST PROBLEMS THAT THIS PERSON MIGHT HAVE HAD SO THAT WE CAN HAVE A DATABASE AND I KNOW PEOPLE DON'T LIKE THAT WE HAVE TO BE ABLE TO TRACK PEOPLE WHO ARE MENTALLY ILL AND NOT JUST TO TRACK THEM BUT ALSO TO GET THEM THE SERVICES THEY NEED" BALLARD SAYS THERE NEEDS TO BE MORE PERMANENT RESIDENTAL TREATMENT FACILITIES FOR THE MENTALLY ILL

AND IT SHOULDN'T BE OPTIONAL CHIEF SUSAN BALLARD, HONOLULU MENTALLY ILL YOU'RE GOING TO GO THE HELP YOU NEED SINCE YOU CANNOT MAKE THOSE DECISIONS ON YOUR OWN I KNOW IT SOUNDS TOUGH BUT I THINK IT'S TIME FOR TOUGH LOVE NOW

" LAUREN: CHIEF SUSAN BALLARD ALSO ADDS THAT ADDRESSING THE MENTAL HEALTH ISSUES IN THE STATE WILL HELP OTHER ISSUES LIKE HOMELESSNESS BACK TO YOU DASH: AS THE COMMUNITY MOURNS, THEY