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Will California’s new law change how police treat people in mental crises?

Will California’s new law change how police treat people in mental crises?

By Laurel Rosenhall.

Now that California has passed new laws meant to reduce police shootings, a key question is how much difference they’ll make in the ways officers respond to calls to help people in mental crisis. We discuss that question with Gov. Gavin Newsom, and examine two shootings from the past—one that the new law would likely prohibit, and another that it seems less likely to change.

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Originally posted at Calmatters.

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