Develop a bill to help discontinue the use of police and other armed officers in mental responses

This bill would stop the abusive force used by police and armed officers in mental response throughout New York State

A majority of people shot by law enforcement nationally are disabled, often with mental illness. Currently, armed law enforcement is untrained to deal with anyone experiencing a mental health crisis. Inadequate training or understanding of mental health leads to police violence. We must pass reform requiring unarmed crisis personnel to be the response to mental health crises.