By Marisa Wojcik | Right here & Now
September 1, 2021 • South Central Region
Emergency responses to psychological well being disaster calls are primarily answered by police. As one-quarter of individuals killed in police shootings have a psychological sickness, cities want to change their strategy by deploying unarmed first responders as an alternative of regulation enforcement officers. Ché Stedman, assistant chief of medical affairs on the Madison Fireplace Division, explains how its new program works.