By NBC Left Field | YouTube | 1h 4m
Published in July of 2019
SUMMARY: Conservatively speaking, one in ten police interactions involve a mentally ill person, but rarely are police trained to deal with a person having a mental illness crisis. A Different Kind of Force follows the San Antonino police mental health unit as they respond to mental health situations and strive to employ crisis intervention training despite not receiving enough funding and support.
KEY QUOTE: “The bar that we have in police work is just stay alive. The most important thing is to go home at the end of the day. But that’s also a pretty low bar. We need to raise the bar of what our expectations are.”