[B]Police Investigate Response To 911 Call[/B]
[B][I]Young Boy’s Attempt To Save His Mother Fails [/I][/B]
POSTED: 6:11 pm EDT April 7, 2006
Detroit police are investigating a 911 call that hurt rather than benefited a mother and her child.Robert Turner, 5, called 911 when his mother, Sherill Turner, who suffered from a heart condition, collapsed in their Detroit home.When a 911 operator answered the call, she didn’t take Robert’s claims seriously, and told him he was going to get in trouble if he didn’t put his mother on the phone.Operator: "Where’s the grown-ups at?"Robert: InaudibleOperator: "Let me speak to her before I send the police over there."A friend of that 911 operator offered her apology to Robert and his family.“I’d like to express our condolences to Robert’s family,” said Kimberly Harris, a 911 operator. "I think he did what he was supposed to do. I know he did what he was supposed to do."Police are investigating the response to Robert’s call.Operators told Local 4 they take nearly 2 million 911 calls every year, and nearly 40 percent of them are not emergencies.
I don’t care what anyone thinks this is purely inexcusable. Some phone calls might be pranks you just don’t write them all off as pranks. Man i feel bad for this kid and their family.