Noon Wednesday: Unarmed First Responders in Madison

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Noon Wednesday: Unarmed First Responders in Madison

By Marisa Wojcik | Here & Now

September 1, 2021 • South Central Region

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Emergency responses to mental health crisis calls are primarily answered by police. As one-quarter of people killed in police shootings have a mental illness, cities are looking to change their approach by deploying unarmed first responders instead of law enforcement officers. Ché Stedman, assistant chief of medical affairs at the Madison Fire Department, explains how its new program works.


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