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San Francisco Police Will Stop Responding to Non-criminal Calls

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By    |   Thursday, 11 June 2020 10:42 PM

San Francisco police will no longer respond to calls that pose no threat to public safety, according to a press release from the mayor's office.

That means police will not answer calls on homeless people, neighbor disputes, school discipline calls, and other non-criminal issues.

The shift in policing is a part of a police reform plan announced by San Francisco Mayor London Breed.

"We know that a lack of equity in our society overall leads to a lot of the problems that police are being asked to solve," Breed said in the release. "We are going to keep going with these additional reforms and continuing to find ways to reinvest in communities that have historically been underserved and harmed by systemic racism."

The mayor said San Francisco police will also get rid of military-grade weapons, build up accountability policies and reroute funding to the black community.

The city will add on to the plan over the next year that will adopt the model of the Cahoots program in Eugene, Oregon, according to Breed. The program allows mental health workers to respond to 911 calls that do not involve crimes.

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