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    Denver 911 Apologizes for Deadly Instructions

    Denver 911 Apologizes for Deadly Instructions - Yahoo! News

    Pure idiocy.
    Read the comments in the link. Like one said "sorry" just doesn't cut it.


    A Denver man who called 911 to report a threatening road-rage encounter reluctantly followed a 911 dispatcher's order to return to the scene of the crime, where he was fatally shot while waiting for police.
    Jimma Reat, a 26-year-old immigrant from Sudan, was traveling with his brother, cousin, and other passengers early Sunday morning, when a road-rage incident occurred at around 4 a.m., according to ABC affiliate KMGH.
    Reat's cousin, Ran Pal, called 911 and reported that the occupants of a red Jeep had thrown bottles at their car, breaking the windows and threatening the people in the car, according to the report. Denver police confirmed the report but have not publicly released the name of the caller.
    Reat, Pal and the others in the car had left Denver and were traveling home when they were instructed by the 911 dispatcher to return to within Denver's borders in order to receive police assistance, according to Denver police.
    The group traveled back to Denver to wait for police assistance, but were fired upon by the occupants of the Jeep, which had arrived at the same part of the city, police said.
    According to the Denver Post, the 911 dispatcher and Reat argued about the instruction to return to the scene of the altercation, with the dispatcher threatening to withhold police assistance unless Reat drove back to Denver.
    "The call transpired very quickly," Carl Simpson, executive director of Denver 911, told ABC affiliate KMGH. "It got sideways very quickly. I am deeply saddened by the events that transpired. This call left me very saddened for the family."
    Of the dispatcher, Simpson said, "I do know he didn't follow procedures."
    Simpson told the Post that the dispatcher followed "lower level policies," in which he would typically advise a motorist to return to the scene of a minor accident for police assistance. But, he said, the dispatcher should have been aware that this was a "higher-level" event.
    The dispatcher has been placed on leave while authorities investigate the 911 call.

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    Re: Denver 911 Apologizes for Deadly Instructions

    Yeah, I'm thinking "sorry" doesn't cut it. I'm also thinking "lawsuit". The dispatcher was an arrogant asshole.

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    Re: Denver 911 Apologizes for Deadly Instructions

    Quote Originally Posted by DiAnna View Post
    Yeah, I'm thinking "sorry" doesn't cut it. I'm also thinking "lawsuit". The dispatcher was an arrogant asshole.
    I think the shooters were arrogant assholes.
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    Quote Originally Posted by StillBallin75 View Post
    I think the shooters were arrogant assholes.
    I think the shooters are murdering criminals. And I still think the dispatcher was an arrogant asshole.

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    Denver is a cess-pool when it comes to drivers. I dread driving there.
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    Re: Denver 911 Apologizes for Deadly Instructions

    Yet again, I'd want a hell of a lot more detail before making the kind of definite statements people putting are here (not that I've any particular desire to make such statements in the first place). There are only third-hand reports of what was said in the call - it isn't even entirely clear whether the driver was told to return to the actual scene or just somewhere within the Denver jurisdiction.

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    Re: Denver 911 Apologizes for Deadly Instructions

    Quote Originally Posted by Republic Now! View Post
    Denver is a cess-pool when it comes to drivers. I dread driving there.
    I used to think the same until I moved to New Jersey. Now I miss Denver.
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    Any lawyers here want to comment on a possible wrongful death suit?
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    Re: Denver 911 Apologizes for Deadly Instructions

    "the 911 dispatcher and Reat argued about the instruction to return to the scene of the altercation, with the dispatcher threatening to withhold police assistance unless Reat drove back to Denver." All total assclowns.

    This sounds like something from "Kid 'n Play"

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    Re: Denver 911 Apologizes for Deadly Instructions

    Quote Originally Posted by Ikari View Post
    I used to think the same until I moved to New Jersey. Now I miss Denver.
    Well, that's not fair. Comparing any place to New Jersey is like comparing a place to hell.

    "the 911 dispatcher and Reat argued about the instruction to return to the scene of the altercation, with the dispatcher threatening to withhold police assistance unless Reat drove back to Denver." All total assclowns.

    This sounds like something from "Kid 'n Play"
    That is pretty sad.
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