Black Lives Matter South Bend hosts a community conversation calling for a mobile crisis team to respond to mental health calls

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SOUTH BEND, Ind. -- Organizers of the Reimaging Public Safety hosted a community conversation about removing police as first response to mental health 911 calls.

The organization and the community are asking for cohesiveness between other activist groups to have everyone on the same page regarding steps for change.

On Wednesday evening, near the Northwest Neighborhood Community Center, members of the public discussed better ways to respond to mental health crisis.

The director of Oaklawn said a mobile response team already exists in South Bend as a pilot program for the city.

The representatives from Oaklawn neither confirmed or denied whether they were called the day of Dante Kittrell's shooting but said they do not have the necessary training to respond to an armed situation.

Members of the community are calling for an end to blatant racism in South Bend and white supremacy in the nations police structure.

If you would like to contact Oaklawn call (574) 283-1234.


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