Demonstrators hold a sign reading "Defund the police" during a protest over the death of a Black man, Daniel Prude, after police put a spit hood over his head during an arrest on March 23, in Rochester, New York, September 6, 2020.

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As communities around the US face calls to defund the police, Stockholm's mental health ambulance, started in 2015, could provide a model for rethinking policing and psychiatric issues.

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Demonstrators hold a sign reading "Defund the police" during a protest over the death of a Black man, Daniel Prude, after police put a spit hood over his head during an arrest on March 23, in Rochester, New York, Sept. 6, 2020.

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