Janesville Police learn new ways to help mentally ill

Police training and knowledge of the sport.

JANESVILLE—Cops knock on doors all the time, and they often don’t know what’s on the other side.

Take for example the case of William A. Davis.

Two officers responded to a check-welfare request from a downstairs neighbor who heard shouting and banging in Davis’ downtown Janesville apartment July 12, 2011.

When the officers knocked on William Davis’ door, he charged at them. He was naked, 6-feet tall, 265 pounds and covered in blood, said Janesville Police Chief Dave Moore.

The officers used Tasers to subdue him.

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