St Petersburg police have just announced that they will no longer respond to “non violent” calls, but will instead send social workers. Calls that police will no longer respond to:
- Disorderly intoxication
- Drug overdose
- Intoxicated person
- Mental health crisis
- Suicide crisis
- Mental Health Transport
- Disorderly juvenile/truancy
- Disorderly Juvenile at Elementary Schools
- Homeless complaints
- Neighborhood dispute
Anything involving intoxication will be handled by social workers? Have you ever tried to reason with a drunk? With a person who is on meth? They can’t be reasoned with.
Overdose? As a medic, I am not going to an overdose call without police to secure the scene.
This is a shit sandwich that is going to get people killed at much higher rates than the handful of police misconduct that happens in a year.
Miguel GFZ · July 12, 2020 at 6:46 pm
And how many neighborhood disputes you went that ended up with people with massive blood loss?
I6 is a shame that COPS got cancelled. This shit would be funny as hell to watch. Maybe we can pitch a new TV show:
SWOP: Social Workers On Patrol
Vitaeus · July 12, 2020 at 7:24 pm
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