Chicago Tonight

City Sending Mental Health Professionals to Some 911 Calls

Clip: 09/01/2021 | 2m 38s | Video has closed captioning.

The two-year, $3.5 million pilot program represents the first time in Chicago’s history that the city’s emergency dispatch system will send someone other than a sworn and armed police officer to a call for help, officials said. WTTW News reporter Heather Cherone has details.

Aired: 09/01/21

Rating: NR

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