Firsthand Hold Your Fire

Firsthand Hold Your Fire

The average frontline police officer in North America faces more interactions with people experiencing a mental health crisis than ever before. As the number of interactions skyrockets, police services struggle to deal with an ever-growing population of emotionally disturbed individuals who often lack adequate social supports. Hold Your Fire explores the reasons why officers who signed on to serve and protect somehow end up shooting a vulnerable person. The documentary looks at how police training and response to people in crisis went off track, and shows how progressive police forces, from Rialto, California to Leicester, U.K., are striving to get onto a better path.

  • 2015
  • 00:44:16
  • 15-17
  • Added on: 02/18/2016
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