(CONSERVATIVE FIGHTERS) – When there's a fire in New York City, 911 dispatch sends a team of firefighters. And when there's a car crash, responders call for a tow truck and an ambulance. When when there's a 911 call about an unstable individual posing harm to themselves or to others, New York City sends its law enforcement.
But that might not be the case for much longer.
In a statement made by the mayor's office on Tuesday Morning, New York Mayor Bill de Blasio announced a pilot program that would send counseling professionals to respond to 911-calls that are associated with mental health emergencies – instead of police officers.
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