Cops: 911 Dispatcher Takes Call, Warns Her Boyfriend

She phoned him instead of putting information into the system, say police

By John Johnson,  Newser Staff

Posted Jan 30, 2014 2:38 PM CST
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(Newser) – A 911 dispatcher in Delaware took a Jan. 9 call about shots fired at a particular address, and then passed the information along. The problem is that police say she passed it along not to patrol cars but to her boyfriend, as a warning, and he in turn passed it along to friends at the home in question. Alleshia Kennedy has been charged with hindering prosecution in Wilmington, reports NBC Philadelphia. According to the charges, Kennedy took the 911 call but didn't insert the information into the dispatch system.

Instead, she used her cell phone to call her boyfriend, reports the News Journal. Police later discovered texts from the boyfriend to another friend: "Bro sum lady called the cops and told … (your) crib iz where the shots came from." He instructed his friend to "clean up" but told him the address "was never put in" the system." Kennedy faces more than 2 years in prison if convicted.

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