“City Council member Robert Gallegos…said the shooting underscored the need for better mental health services in Houston. ‘We should be sending more mental health professionals to a psychiatric crisis, not just armed law enforcement officers…The police alone are not the right people to intervene in psychological crises. It is not the right way to enhance public safety and will not lead to good results.’” More of the story here.
(Amherst, MA). Community Responders for Equity, Safety, and Service (CRESS) has a new director. The department has joined several initiatives to offer alternatives to police