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WATCH: City Of LA Implements New Mental Health Alternative To Law Enforcement

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Mayor Eric Garcetti joined several concilmembers and city officials today, along with LAPD Chief Michael Moore and LAFD Chief Ralph Terrazas, to announce the city's new Therapeutic Transportation Pilot Program, a system of vans staffed with mental health experts that will provide an alternative 9-1-1 response for Angelenos struggling with mental health issues.

Watch the announcement above and stay tuned for updates and analysis from LAist reporters later this afternoon.