Post by maybetoday on Jul 16, 2021 18:14:24 GMT -5
Gee, what could go wrong? Morons!
Chicago To Dispatch Mental Health Experts On Some 911 Calls Instead Of Cops
By The Scoop
Published July 16, 2021 at 5:52pm
Chicago will be dispatching mental health professionals along with paramedics instead of police forces on some 911 calls in Chicago according to Mayor Lori Lightfoot.
In one future pilot program, for example, a paramedic will be sent with a mental health clinician for “behavioral health calls” according to a report by The Chicago Times.
In another instance, a paramedic will be working along with a “recovery specialist” on calls related to substance abuse.
The reorganization comes as data from the Chicago Police Pension Board showed that so far more policemen have departed the force in 2021 so far than in all of 2018.
Reports noted that 363 police officers have so far retired in Chicago just between January to June — compared to the 339 officers who left the force in the whole 2018 — as crime and lawlessness continue to creep across the city.
Meanwhile, over the past year, the number of homicide cases and shootings in Chicago increased substantially, recording more violence in one year than in more than two decades, according to Breitbart News.
According to Breitbart News, the number of killings and shootings in Chicago increased substantially in 2020, with more violence than in all but one year in more than two decades.