North Precinct Advisory Council Minutes – November 2021

The topic at November’s North Precinct Advisory Council Meeting was current responses in Seattle to mental health crisis calls. The speaker was Nicole Macri, Deputy Director for strategy, Downtown Emergency Services Center (DESC), who is also 43rd District Representative in the WA Legislature.

She explained how DESC and SPD interact. She highlighted the inadequate local behavioral health resources and supportive housing. And she explained why SPD officers are currently often reluctant to go on crisis calls due to lack of clarity about use of force in some of the state laws passed this summer.

See the minutes for full details: Minutes


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