U.S. police reform: Alternative approach to handle emergency calls

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The recent racial justice protests ​in the U.S. have included calls for, if not  fully defunding police departments, at least diverting some of their resources to social services. 

One concept involves sending alternative types of emergency responders to ​answer some 911 calls for ​help. 

One city in the U.S. state of Oregon has been doing that for decades. And now Denver, Colorado, is trying the same approach. Learn more.