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SF mayor says police will stop responding to non-criminal calls-inserting social workers

San Francisco Mayor London Breed on Thursday said police will no longer respond to non-criminal calls as part of a major reform of the department.

Breed said in a news release that for calls that don’t involve a threat to public safety, police would be replaced by trained, unarmed professionals to limit unnecessary confrontation between the police department and the community.

The non-criminal calls will include neighbor disputes, reports on homeless people and school discipline interventions, among other activities.

For these non-violent calls, they will follow the

Mayor London Breed Announces Roadmap for New Police Reforms – https://t.co/LV2U9uxyQn

— Mayor London Breed's Press Office (@MyrPressOffice) June 11, 2020 “>CAHOOTS program . This is a team of social workers that will deal with:

  • Crisis Counseling
  • Suicide Prevention, Assessment, and Intervention
  • Conflict Resolution and Mediation
  • Grief and loss
  • Substance Abuse
  • Housing Crisis
  • First Aid and Non-Emergency Medical Care
  • Resource Connection and Referrals
  • Transportation to Services

“San Francisco has made progress reforming our police department, but we know that we still have significant work to do,” Breed said in the release. “We know that a lack of equity in our society overall leads to a lot of the problems that police are being asked to solve. We are going to keep going with these additional reforms and continuing to find ways to reinvest in communities that have historically been underserved and harmed by systemic racism.”

As part of police reforms, San Francisco will also strengthen accountability policies, ban the use of military-grade weapons and divert funding to the African-American community, Breed said.

The reforms did not specify exactly how the city would fund its new policy or how it will be implemented.

Here is her reformation plan.

It will be interesting to what new sets of problems these new policies will bring. There is nothing more dangerous than doing a completely new system change without any data to support its effectiveness.

Source: San Francisco mayor says police will stop responding to non-criminal calls



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