spartan

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The world is full of wonder. All one has to do is look around

https://www.npr.org/2020/06/12/875548066/examples-of-re-imagining-police-departments-that-show-promise

Citations over arrest
Mental health first responder
Civilian oversight

(Discussed in this specific article)

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Community policing
De-escalation training
Community responsibilities

Dude, please.

Floyd George was arrested on suspicion of passing forged currency. That is a felony and is an immediate arrestable offence. The Police have no latitude and there is no citation (that I know of) that can be issued.

The guy that was shot last week was being arrested on an arrest warrant for FAILING TO APPEAR. There is no leeway or citation that can be issued for that.

On the mental health side of things I totally agree that the Police are not trained to deal with that kind of scenario, but like many other scenarios where the Police are probably not the best first responder, they are expected to respond and to deal with it.