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This city sent mental health help, rather than police to hundreds of 911 calls

This program sends mental health professionals and paramedics instead of police to certain 911 calls. Here's what happened ...

03/30/2021 9:01 PM

5 comments

  • Raj K.
    04/01/2021 10:37

    Please help me jo any work

  • James J.
    03/31/2021 09:53

    I'm waiting for a social worker to get hurt/killed by these people. Yes in theory it's a great idea but in reality it's very dangerous because these people could be on drugs too because of their mentality

  • Kate C.
    03/30/2021 22:58

    Good move Colorado... These cops are not trained to handle every call, hence, the fatalities we've seen on the scene. I look forward to the annual stats on policing in your community after this measure is put into place...

  • Jenny L.
    03/30/2021 22:11

    Hope the social workers don't get knocked in the head or worse....because I'm sure they won't be armed...right?

  • Ariana A.
    03/30/2021 21:47

    Mental illness in this country is still stigmatized. Until that is gone, there won't ever be real change. This is a step in the right direction but ultimately we need to change the stigma.

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