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August 15, 2013
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Texas cop sues 911 caller for failing to warn police

After calling for help, woman is sued because she didn’t adequately prepare deputy for danger

By PoliceOne Staff

HARRIS COUNTY, Texas — A fatal emergency call that brought Harris County police face-to-face with a raging man on bath salts has prompted one of the responding officers to sue the woman that made the call.

Camina Figueroa told 911 operators that her son-in-law, Kemal Yazar, was acting crazy after days of doing drugs — namely bath salts — and needed an ambulance, according to Click 2 Houston.

Deputy Brady Pullen says when he arrived at the home, Yazar jumped on him, breaking his nose, biting him, and reaching for his service weapon.

Pullen fatally shot Yazar during the attack, according to the report.

Pullen then filed a suit for $100,000 in damages, claiming that Figueroa failed to warn him or dispatchers about the danger awaiting law enforcement at her home.

“Police officers know every day, everywhere they go, they could be in a dangerous situation, so this guy is going to try step out and collect money for taking that risk," said KPRC legal analyst Brian Wice, who called the lawsuit is a “slap in the face to first responders everywhere.”






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