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Cities Know That the Way Police Respond to Mental Crisis Calls Must Change. But How?

Emergency dispatchers in Philadelphia are increasingly assigning 911 calls involving people in mental health crises to the city’s Crisis Intervention Response Team, which pairs police officers with civilian mental health professionals. This model is called a “co-responder program.”

Fetterman joins lawmakers’ letter urging DOJ to stop funding so-called ‘predictive’ policing tools

U.S. Sen John Fetterman (D-Pa.) was one of seven Democratic members of Congress to sign a letter to the U.S. Department of Justice calling on the agency to stop funding so-called “predictive” police software, much of which is widely considered inaccurate and, in many cases, discriminatory.