(Indianapolis, IN) The Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department established a mobile crisis assistance team (MCAT). If an officer needs help assisting someone in a mental health crisis, an officer and a clinician will respond. When MCAT arrives on scene, 96 percent of the time no arrests are made. “You are not going to be able to arrest your way out of that mental health crisis,” said detective Brad Hinshaw. More of this story here.
Mad In America: “San Francisco, which, unlike cities like Los Angeles and San Antonio, does not send cops out with its crisis response teams. The thinking