New York -
A 911 dispatcher went on break without seeing a call requesting an ambulance to the scene of a SUV crash that killed a four-year-old girl on her way to school, a New York City Department of Investigation report said.
CT State's Attorney Stephen Sedensky, again asked a judge to redact the name, or names, of at least one witness "cooperating" with the investigation due to fears for "their personal safety and well-being."
A police force in the UK is hosting a 24 hour 'Tweetathon,' today, Friday, to highlight some of the 'inappropriate' requests made by members of the public calling the UK emergency number 999.
Kansas City -
In chilling 911 recordings released on Wednesday morning, Jovan Belcher's mother can be heard pleading with her son's dying girlfriend to stay alive after the Kansas City Chiefs linebacker fatally shot her.
When pastor Creflo Dollar told his church Sunday when the real facts come out they would be "appalled" -- he wasn't kidding. A newly released 911 tape from the night in question alleges Dollar has been violent before.
In an amazing occurrence, a Basset Hound named George called police as he was strangling in a telephone cord.
He'd gotten himself tangled in the cord and somehow called 999 (the British equivalent of 911).
With cellphone use continuing to rise so are the reports of 'butt dialing.' While these unintentionally dialed calls may be annoying to most, when they are made to emergency services numbers they become a public safety issue.
The 911 call that lead to 3 police officers being killed in Pittsburgh on Saturday was over a pet. The mother called the police when a fight about a dog escalated to where she requested police assistance to remove her son from the home.
Standard procedure was not followed when a girl, Brittany Zimmermann, called 911 for help and when the dispatcher heard nothing on the line, just went about her business instead of calling the number back. Brittany was murdered that night.
On November 16, a 911 call came into Bradley County's dispatch center from a 9-year old child. She was calling to report that her parents were both dead, however the dispatcher thought it was a prank call. The dispatcher will not be investigated.
When Paulette Spears started acting strangely while driving her eight year old son called 911 repeatedly.
[quote]"He said 'I don't know where we are, and Mom's not acting normal,"' sheriff's Sgt. Randon Walker said.[/quote]
A South Carolina woman calls 911 and claims she saw two giraffe near a highway and couldn’t avoid hitting one of them and damaged her passenger-side mirror. She said after it hit her car they ran away, so she doesn't know their status.