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Calif. Suspects Butt-Dial 911 During Robbery

May 20, 2013
Accidentally butt dialing someone is embarrassing or inconsequential to most, but for two Fresno, Calif., men, their cell phone mishap landed them in jail. The call, which went to 911, started like any other call to the police dispatcher, with the operator asking, "What is your emergency?"

Cleveland Police Find No Record of Kidnapping 911 Call

May 9, 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.

Man Carjacked by Dorner Sues for $1M Reward

April 30, 2013
The camp ranger carjacked by fugitive ex-cop Chris Dorner has filed a lawsuit in Los Angeles County Superior Court claiming his call to a sheriff's deputy entitles him to a $1 million reward.

Chris Dorner 911 Calls Released

April 10, 2013
San Bernardino County authorities on Tuesday released recordings of the 911 call that led to the fiery end to the manhunt for murder suspect Christopher Jordan Dorner in February.

Ohio Judge Again Orders 'Idiot' Sign on Defendant

March 6, 2013
An Ohio judge who made a woman wear an "idiot" sign for driving on a sidewalk around a school bus has ordered similar punishment for a man convicted of threatening police officers.

Calif. City Rolls Out 'Smart911' System

March 5, 2013
A "Smart911" system was unveiled today in Culver City, the first location in California to use technology that allows residents to give authorities a "safety profile" that will be displayed to 911 operators during an emergency.

Chicago Police No Longer Respond To Lesser Crimes

February 4, 2013
To free up additional patrol officers, Chicago Police Superintendent Garry McCarthy has instructed officers not to respond to lesser crimes such as vehicle theft, garage burglary, or crime where the offender is no longer at the scene.

Wis. Sheriff: 911 No Longer Best Option

January 28, 2013
Milwaukee County Sheriff David A. Clarke Jr. urged citizens to arm themselves rather than calling 911 and waiting for a police response in a radio ad that has drawn criticism from elected leaders.

10 Actions for Responding to a Veteran in Crisis

January 24, 2013

Tens of thousands of combat-weary warriors are now being discharged out of the military, often without a game plan as to what they will do next. Many of them entered the military right out of high school, so being a warrior is the only job they've ever had.

Tampa PD To Public: Call Me Maybe

November 2, 2012
The Tampa Police Department provides their lip-sync version of the Carly Rae Jepsen hit to tell their community to call with crime tips and information.

Mich. Law Targets 'Swatting' Prank

October 17, 2012
Michigan's Gov. Rick Snyder has signed legislation targeting "swatting," where pranksters make 911 calls that result in tactical units responding to fake emergencies.

AT&T Begins 'Text To 911' Testing In Tennessee

October 5, 2012
AT&T will work with the Tennessee Emergency Communications Board (TECB) to provide a "text to 911" trial service that would allow AT&T wireless users to send text messages to Tennessee 911 call centers.

Slain Dallas Woman's Family Sues Over 911 Response

September 20, 2012
The family of a woman murdered after calling 911 has sued the Dallas Police Department and the city, claiming the Aug. 19 call was given a lower priority because it came from a lower-income minority neighborhood.

Minn. Officers Ambushed After Fake 911 Call

August 22, 2012
A man who was shot by Minneapolis Park Police Tuesday after stabbing a female officer called 911 to lure officers, police said. The officer and her partner were responding to a report of a knifepoint robbery in the area of Minnehaha Parkway West at Bryant Avenue South.

Texas Woman Found Dead Two Days After 911 Call

August 22, 2012
The Dallas Police Department is investigating its response to a woman who was found dead two days after calling 911 to report she was being attacked.

Next-Gen 911: Federal Funds Drive Implementation

August 22, 2012
Many of us now carry smartphones, laptops, and tablet computers with us everywhere, making our preferred mode of reporting an emergency—by cell, text, photo or video—incompatible with the current system. For example, when callers dial 911 from their smartphone, that telephone number no longer equates to a fixed location.

Sheriff Releases 911 Calls From Sikh Temple Shooting

August 20, 2012
The Milwaukee County (Wis.) Sheriff's Office has released a recording of the 911 calls it received from people on Aug. 5 reporting that a gunman was shooting people at the Sikh Temple of Wisconsin in Oak Creek.

Wasting Emergency Assets

June 7, 2012

Something like 38% of all 911 calls in New York City are now attributed to the phenomenon known as "butt-dialing." The New York City 911 operators receive 10.4 million calls a year and nearly 4 million of them are accidental. And the Big Apple is not alone in suffering from this problem. It's a nationwide plague caused by a little-known cellphone feature.

Md. Dispatcher Snores During 911 Call

May 24, 2012
A Montgomery County, Md., emergency dispatcher could be heard snoring while a frantic woman tried to get help with her husband who was turning blue.

Accidental 911 Calls Drain Police Resources In NYC

May 9, 2012
New York's emergency call takers field nearly 4 million accidental 911 calls a year, including false alarm calls and "butt calls."
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