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Athens News Matters: Crisis Intervention Unit Changes ACCPD Response to Mental Health Crises

In 2019, Athens-Clarke County police officers were involved in a number of shootings, and in many of those cases, mental illness played a role. Just last month, the Mayor and Commission approved the addition of a third mental health co-response team to the ACCPD. WUGA's Gemma DiCarlo tells us how these teams make a difference in how Athens police deal with mental health issues.