Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Police Dispatcher From Hell

The Bench front page... Next time you're being murdered, call a cop on his cell phone. The Wisconsin State Journal has this disturbing story of a 911 operator who allegedly screwed up, big time: A day after accounts of Brittany Zimmermann's murder and 911 call were unintentionally released to the public, Dane County officials said they still don't know why a 911 operator didn't hear screams and a struggle. According to the Journal report, a Madison detective said the call "started with the sound of a woman screaming and the line remains active and open picking up the background sounds of a struggle for short period of time." Madison Mayor Dave Cieslewicz, who listened to the recording in early April, said the detective's description of the call was accurate.