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Cleveland Police Find No Record of Kidnapping 911 Call

May 09, 2013  | 

The Cleveland Division of Police has found no record of 911 calls about an address where three young women were held captive for a decade, refuting claims by neighbors.

The agency's chief said after an extensive search of its records, no calls were found to the west Cleveland house of Ariel Castro. Neighbor Israel Lugo said he called police in 2011 when his sister saw a woman with a baby beating on a window asking for help.

That hasn't stopped Ohio Congresswoman Marcia Fudge, who represents the area, from questioning the department. The congresswoman has accused the department of ignoring pleas from Michelle Knight's family to locate her, reports MSNBC.

"Had she been in another neighborhood it is my belief that they would have handled it much differently," she said, adding later that because of the poverty of the neighborhood, "it was easy for [police] to ignore what was going on."

Tags: Kidnapping, Elected Leaders, Cleveland Division of Police, 911 Calls


Comments (3)

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DEADMAN @ 5/9/2013 3:41 PM

Why would you believe anything the mayor,chief or safety director said,they threw officers under the bus last year to cover their own asses.Ever notice,the safety director of cleveland resembles Arial Castro,the suspect,he could be his brother.

Bob@Az. @ 5/9/2013 4:36 PM

What? The CPD upper crust (read Slime) try to cover their ass? Throw a few more Uniforms under the bus? Again? Wonder what happened to the info pertaining to those "none contacts"? How about it Blues? Anyone want to "leak" the truth? Or is the Job not worth it anymore?. Blues, Stay Safe & Honest.

REALLY! @ 5/12/2013 8:48 AM

i think the dispatcher needs a different job and id like to know if the neighbors sister really saw that girl and her baby in the window or if they just want attention but if its true she probably got that same stupid dispatcher , and they need to take every call seriously not just the ones from a respectable address ,everyones important not just the better off.

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