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Crisis Training for Ventura Cops: Going Beyond the Call of Duty

Reporter Cara Santa Maria looks at how police departments across Ventura County have implemented comprehensive crisis intervention training for all officers. Recent fatal cases of police confrontations with the mentally ill have highlighted the need for better officer training. With the goal of having all officers "CIT trained," Cara Santa Maria profiles the program and the officers who have implemented one of the most comprehensive programs in the county.

Reporter Cara Santa Maria also rides along with an officer on patrol with the Ventura Police Department, and attends a training to see how law enforcement have learned to effectively diffuse situation.

Featuring Interviews With:

  • Ratan Bhavnani, executive director, National Alliance on Mental Illness Ventura County
  • Detective James Espinoza, Ventura Police Department
  • Commander Mark Stadler, Ventura Police Department
  • Kiran Sahota, Ventura County Behavioral Health, MHSA program manager
  • Chief Ken Corney, Ventura Police Department

Full Episodes

Upcoming Airdates

'The Assassin Bugs' and 'Mending Kids'

They’re tiny, weaponized, and carry a potentially deadly payload. They’re called “Assassin Bugs” and they can be as common as the backyard mosquito or as exotic as the so-called “kissing bug"--and they're here in Southern California, spreading some of the deadliest - and neglected- diseases in the world.

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'Substandard of Living' and 'Back From The Brink'

SUBSTANDARD OF LIVING

In this episode, SoCal Connected's Deepa Dernandes meets with Dario Pini, a landlord who calls himself a savior of Santa Barbara’s working class, but the City—and many of his tenants—have a different take on Pini. SoCal Connected looks at whether this self-proclaimed savior is actually a slumlord, and why it's taken officials nearly three decades to stop him.


BACK FROM THE BRINK

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'Who Approved That?', 'Animal Court' and 'Energy Saving Family'

As new developments pop up all over L.A., many are asking, 'Who approved that?'

Exclusive: What happens when dogs have behaved badly - or accused of it? They end up in LA's animal hearings. 

How did an Altadena family cut its energy use by 90%? It helps when the dad is a climate scientist who is committed to doing about global warming. Anchor Val Zavala meets Peter Kalmus to find out how and why he felt compelled to shrink his carbon footprint so dramatically.

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'Cycle of Disrepair' and 'Blowing Concerns'

Los Angeles has some of the worst streets in America and the degradation and disrepair is costing the city millions in costly personal injury claims. What's being done to fix L.A.'s roadways and stop the costly litigation?

Socal Connected investigates Motorized outdoor equipment like leaf blowers and lawnmowers will soon surpass cars as California's top pollutant. In a joint investigation with FairWarning, Socal Connected looks at the politics and pollution behind leafblowers.

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'Where's Nancy?' and 'The Virus Hunter'

A man's search for his missing wife who suffers from early onset Alzheimer's reveals gaps in the system meant to locate and care for the mentally impaired in California. Socal Connected documents the journey to answer, where's Nancy.

She's called the unstoppable woman. Meet one of the world's top virus hunters, who travels to the most remote parts of the planet to identify and stop pandemics.

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