Topeka Police Training | John Green's Anthropocene
How the Topeka Police Department is addressing mental health crisis calls, and author John Green on his latest book 'The Anthropocene Reviewed.'
Segment 1, beginning at 10:48: Before the killing of George Floyd by a Minneapolis police officer in 2020, the police department of Topeka, Kansas, was already looking at ways to change its training regarding excessive force and de-escalation.
In November 2020, Up To Date spoke with the chief of Topeka's police force about a pilot program aimed at offering officers ways to step in to prevent and stop excessive force. We get an update on the ABLE program and learn about the department's Behavioral Health Unit that responds to calls involving individuals with mental illness.
- Lt. Manuel Muñoz, executive officer in the Topeka Police Department
- Sgt. Josh Klamm, supervisor of the Topeka Police Department Behavioral Health Unit.
Segment 2, beginning at 30:19: The prizewinning author of such novels as "Looking for Alaska" and "The Fault in Our Stars" has come out with his first non-fiction book.
After making his mark as a writer, John Green added popular vlogger and podcaster to his list of skills. Green has taken the content of his "The Anthropocene Reviewed" podcast and turned it into a book of the same name. John Green explains what's behind his reviews of things big and small.