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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."

911 Caller Arrested After Fatal OIS

March 29, 2012
Pasadena (Calif.) Police have arrested Oscar Carrillo and booked him on suspicion of manslaughter of an unarmed college student who was shot by officers after Carrillo told a dispatcher he was robbed at gunpoint.

Scottsdale, Ariz., 2/14/2012, 911 Call

February 16, 2012

On Feb. 14, 2012, Scottsdale Police Officer James Peters ended a standoff with John Loxas, who had threatened neighbors with a pistol and who was endangering his 9-month-old grandson. A neighbor called 911 after Loxas threatened to kill two people with a pistol. Read the full story here.

Shots Fired, Skokie, Ill., 911 Call

February 8, 2012

On Aug. 25, 2008, Skokie (Ill.) Police Officer Tim Gramins was drawn into a deadly duel after pursuing a bank robbery suspect into a residential neighborhood. A neighbor placed this 911 call while witnessing the incident. POLICE Magazine features the incident as the February 2012 "Shots Fired."

Video: Seattle Man Calls 911 on Officer

December 29, 2011
A Seattle man called 911 to tell dispatchers a traffic stop was spinning out of control after claiming he was the victim of an "illegal stop by an officer."

911 Call at Vehicle Stop

December 29, 2011
A Seattle man called 911, after a police officer pulled him over, claiming the officer acted unprofessionally. The subject's attorney is calling for the police chief to resign.

Next-Gen 911: Call Center of the Future

November 2, 2011
Next-generation 911 (NG 911) is a term that refers to the transition in public safety to broadband technology and multimedia-enabled operations that will enhance 911 capabilities for call centers and first responders. NG 911 relies on the implementation of an Emergency Services IP Network (ESInet) that lets a person send video, voice and text "calls" to a call center during an emergency.

Grim Sleeper Serial Killer Helped LAPD Detectives Link Victim To Him

October 31, 2011
Los Angeles Police detectives now believe the Grim Sleeper serial killer called 911 after killing one of his victims, leaving a voice recording that ultimately helped connect him to the murder.

FCC Chairman Announces Next-Gen 911 Action Plan at APCO

August 15, 2011
Addressing the nation's leading public safety communications officials, the FCC's chairman said the commission's top three next-generation 911 priorities for public safety include location accuracy, establishment of a governance framework, and funding.

Pittsburgh Ambush Trial: Poplawski Confessed In Phone Calls

June 22, 2011
Richard Poplawski admitted in phone calls to a friend and 911 dispatchers he was killing police officers at his home, witnesses testified Tuesday in his capital murder trial.

Prank Call Ties Up Kansas LE Resources for Several Hours

May 20, 2011
Responding deputies from the Johnson County (Kan.) Sheriff's Office actively investigated a 911 accident call for two hours that turned out to be a prank call, according to the agency.

Shots Fired: Panama City, Fla., 911 Call

May 19, 2011

A school employee calls 911, after a gunman interrupts a board meeting in Panama City, Fla. The employee gives a description of shooter Clay A. Duke and provides details of the unfolding incident to a dispatcher.

Fla. Traffic Violator Made Fake 911 Call to Avoid Arrest

April 28, 2011
A Florida man called 911 from his cell phone to report shots fired in an effort to divert a Collier County Sheriff's deputy from arresting him for driving with a suspended license.

NYPD Cop In Rape Trial Slipped Police Vernacular Into 911 Call

April 12, 2011
The New York Police officer now on trial for rape described a homeless man as a "male white," which may provide a clue that he was an officer rather than a tourist calling to complain about a homeless man.

Prankster Harassed Police with Hundreds of Hoax Calls

March 30, 2011
The FBI is pursuing charges against a 20-year-old Wisconsin man who used the Skype videoconferencing service to place hundreds of hoax calls to law enforcement agencies.

Butt-Dialed Call Sends SWAT To Illinois School

January 5, 2011
Officers searched the Carleton Washburne School in Winnetka, Ill., today after the woman contacted police believing her husband was being held at gunpoint in his office.

Suspect Jumps California Deputy Responding to 911 Hang-Up

December 14, 2010
Deputy Traci Salmon, 31, was violently attacked and TASERed at the front door of a mountainous residence, before escaping. The suspect was later arrested.
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