Ernie and Joe: Crisis Cops

April 13, 2023 6:30 – 8:00 pm Ernie & Joe: Crisis Cops an Emmy award-winning HBO documentary. Film followed by panel discussion and Q & A.

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Ernie and Joe: Crisis Cops Free and open to the public virtual film screening via Zoom webinar, followed by a panel discussion and Q & A. The documentary is an intimate portrait of two officers from the San Antonio Police Department’s Mental Health Unit who are helping to change the way police respond to mental health calls. Panelists include Kristin Chandler, Team Two; Shawn Burke, South Burlington Police Department; and Howard Center staff Tammy Boudah, Street Outreach; Rachel Lawler, Community Outreach; and Leslie Nelson, START. This is a free and open to the public virtual Zoom webinar. Registration is now open.

Ernie and Joe: Crisis Cops is a documentary film that follows two police officers in San Antonio, Texas who specialize in responding to mental health calls, showing their innovative approach to policing and highlighting the importance of addressing mental health in law enforcement, while also shedding light on the need for systemic change in the criminal justice system to better serve individuals with mental health issues.

⚠️ Trigger Warning: The first 30-seconds of the documentary contains uncensored footage of a fatal officer-involved shooting. To avoid triggers from disturbing images, sensitive viewers are advised to turn off the sound and minimize the window for the first minute of the screening.

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