Calling the cops on someone with mental illness can go terribly wrong. Here's a better idea. | | Kaplan for Oakland

What if we sent mental health experts instead of police?

We’ve seen it happen too many times. Someone calls 911 to report a disturbance next door or out in the street. The police show up. Things go awry, and the police shoot the person at the center of the disturbance — and it turns out that the person had a mental health issue.

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