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911's a joke in your town

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by PeteyPirate, May 13, 2008.

  1. PeteyPirate

    PeteyPirate Guest

    Madison, I'm looking at you

    MADISON, Wis. -- A college student apparently called 911 from her cell phone shortly before she was killed but a dispatcher hung up, failed to call back and never sent police to investigate, authorities said Thursday.

    Madison Police Chief Noble Wray said it was too early to know whether a better response could have prevented the April 2 slaying of Wisconsin-Madison student Brittany Zimmermann or helped police capture her killer.

    Authorities refused to release the content of the phone call, but Wray said it should have been enough for the Dane County 911 Center to take it seriously.

    "It would be accurate to state that there is evidence contained in the call, which should have resulted in a Madison police officer being dispatched," Wray said at a news conference. "The 911 center did not call back to the telephone number, Madison police were not notified and no officer was sent."
  2. Noble Wray?
    Link's son?
  3. Ace

    Ace Well-Known Member

    Can't a news organization FOI the contents of a 911 call?

    Sounds like someone should be fired.
  4. Simon_Cowbell

    Simon_Cowbell Active Member


    Woman was cutoff by dispatchers repeatedly as she drover desperately to her local police station.

    Dispatchers got her killed.
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