Spectrum News: Mental Health and Police Reform: Are Intervention Teams Working?
October 16, 2020
Police departments in Texas are implementing more crisis intervention officers to prevent more police shootings. Here's what CJR Director Howard Henderson told Spectrum News:
“Crisis intervention is the name of the game of policing in the 21st century,” he said. “It eliminates the challenges police officers have had for so long and that is looking at doing jobs that are outside they’re traditional scope of work. What this does is provides specialization and allows experts to get in there and move forward and protect society.”