Los Angeles To Establish Unarmed Crisis Team For Non-Violent 911 Calls After Unanimous City Council Vote
Councilman Herb Wesson Jr. referred to the landmark initiative as the "dawn of a new for public safety" in the city.
October 15, 2020 at 4:41 pm
Los Angeles City Council President Nury Martínez announced the approval of a proposal to launch an unarmed crisis team to respond to non-violent 911 calls.
On Wednesday, the LA City Council unanimously approved the measure, which will include partnering with a non-profit organization to implement the program, according to WRCB. The decision stemmed from the recent outcry for justice after George Floyd’s tragic killing in May.