In Theatres: ERNIE & JOE: CRISIS COPS

Coming to theatres today, Friday, November 15:
ERNIE & JOE: CRISIS COPS

Director:
Jenifer McShane

World Premiere:
SXSW 2019

Select Festivals:
DOC NYC, Nantucket, AFI Docs, Traverse City, IFF Boston, Berkshire, Woods Hole, Heartland, NewportFilm, Milwaukee, Nashville, Woodstock, Hot Springs Doc

About:
A profile of a pair of police officers on a mission to help the mentally ill.

I previously wrote about the film for DOC NYC’s program, saying:
In confrontations between law enforcement and the mentally ill, the consequences are often traumatic, if not deadly. Recognizing that police officers are frequently the first responders to incidents involving people with mental illness, the San Antonio Police Department has developed an innovative mental health unit to divert the mentally ill away from jail and into proper treatment. Jenifer McShane’s film follows two officers in the unit, allowing audiences to witness firsthand how they de-escalate situations to help people in crisis.

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