Mental Health And Police Violence: How Crisis Intervention Teams Are Failing


Demonstrators march through the streets in Rochester, N.Y., Friday, Sept. 4, protesting the death of Daniel Prude. Prude apparently stopped breathing as police in Rochester were restraining him in March 2020 and died when he was taken off life support a week later.

Efforts are growing to remove or reduce the role of police in responding to people in a mental health crisis. Critics and proponents alike say a widely adopted police program has too often failed.

(Image credit: Adrian Kraus/AP)

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