Oakland considers policing model involving civilians responding to specific 911 calls

OAKLAND, Calif. (KRON) – In nationwide unrest over the death of George Floyd, there are growing calls to defund police departments across the country. 

Some protesters seek to disband police departments altogether. 

A different model of policing that involves civilians responding to specific 911 calls is currently under consideration in the city of Oakland.

Oakland considers policing model involving civilians responding to specific 911 calls