Denver recently released the STAR (Support Team Assisted Response) program 6 months ago. The program was designed to address non-violent incidents with mental health professionals instead of armed police. After 6 months, Denver’s STAR program has not arrested a single individual. In addition, they have resolved 748 nonviolent conflicts, averaging 6 incidents a day. Unfortunately, the support team isn’t large enough to address all nonviolent cases. Denver is currently working to further expand the program. More of this story here.
The Provincetown Police Department will deploy body-worn cameras on all police officers starting Dec. 1, which the town said adds another layer of transparency to law