Ernie & Joe: Crisis Cops
First screened in June 2019
Director: Jenifer McShane. Documentary about a pilot program in the San Antonio Police Department where cops train other cops in attunement to mental health and more cautious, listening-based approaches to citizens in crisis. Twitter Capsule:
Some tough questions merit even deeper digging, but this is polished, powerful storytelling. Several indelible scenes.
McShane shows great instincts for balancing expository and testimonial passages with vérité yet non-voyeuristic footage of cops at work.