Defunding the police: Could it hurt or help elder abuse efforts?
"They respond to family disturbances, elder abuse, a culture of homelessness, traffic, all kinds of things they're not necessarily trained to do," said Page. "In many cases, they don't want to be doing a lot of these things. Police chiefs sometimes ask: 'Why are we expected to be a social worker, an elder specialist, a superhuman?" Professor Joshua Page is quoted in this Star Tribune article.