«There are many calls that go to 911 where someone has a mental health issue but is not exhibiting any signs of violence, that those calls could be better handled by EMS, by social workers, by medical professionals.»

Mayor Bill de Blasio promotes a new initiative to replace NYPD responses with a mental health response squad when the citizens in question are not displaying violent tendencies.

De Blasio: Mental Health Squads to replace NYPD in many calls