Cop Shooting Highlights Slow Start for City Effort to Remove Police from 911 Mental Health Emergencies
The shooting occurred in the program’s pilot area, but even there, police still respond to four out of every five crisis calls - more than twice as many as the city had initially projected.
Garrison Lovely · February 4, 2022
A team of B-HEARD crisis responders | Courtesy of FDNY
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