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In Denver, Health Care Professionals Respond To Nonviolent 911 Calls Instead Of Police

An ambulance roars along westbound West Colfax Avenue through traffic in downtown Denver. (David Zalubowski/AP)
An ambulance roars along westbound West Colfax Avenue through traffic in downtown Denver. (David Zalubowski/AP)

The city of Denver, Colorado, is using a team of health care professionals to respond to nonviolent 911 calls instead of police officers.

Chris Richardson, with the STAR program, explains how it’s going so far.

This article was originally published on WBUR.org.

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