Denver is considering adopting a new 911 alternative that allows mental health and medical professionals, not police officers, to respond to some emergency calls, saving money and de-escalating situations with mentally ill people.
An executive order signed by Baltimore Mayor Jack Young says the city can’t offer “unreasonable” nondisclosure agreements to people who sue the city and work out agreements—but the city council might try to ban them outright.
A report out of Chicago finds that the city’s 911 dispatch center is understaffed and doesn’t have clear policies around what information should get relayed on police scanners—creating the perfect environment for mistakes.
Baltimore Mayor Jack Young suggested that letting young people settle their differences in a boxing ring might stop people from shooting each other. But would an intervention like that really make a dent in the murder rate?