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October 02, 2013

Audio: Dispatcher laughs at man reporting woman on fire

The dispatcher giggled after the man told her his car caught fire and badly burned his girlfriend - Full Story
September 27, 2013

Okla. prisoner dialed 911 to report escape

He could have fled with 2 other inmates who stole an unattended van, but reported the incident instead - Full Story
September 23, 2013

Audio: Cop shot several times describes suspect

Despite multiple wounds, officer alerted dispatch, then drove himself to hospital - Full Story
September 21, 2013

Study: Hospitals warn cops of troubled areas, crime drops

Hospitals know where the fights happen and the most dangerous parts of the cities and towns - Full Story
September 13, 2013

Boy, 8, describes mother's robbery in 911 call

The boy fled to a neighbor's house and called 911, describing the robbery to the dispatcher - Full Story
September 09, 2013
Zimmerman's wife: He threatened me with gun

Zimmerman's wife: He threatened me with gun

George Zimmerman's wife says on a 911 call that her estranged husband punched her father in the nose and threatened them both with a gun - Full Story
September 06, 2013

Detroit chief strives to improve communications unit

Chief Craig announced the demotion of the head of the department's communications unit as part of the changes in the department - Full Story
September 01, 2013

Pa. lawsuit: Renters fear eviction over 911 calls

Three strikes law threatens renters with eviction if they call 911 three times within four months - Full Story
August 28, 2013
See what they see, when they see it, with L-3 Mobile Vision's PatrolScout®

See what they see, when they see it, with L-3 Mobile Vision's PatrolScout®

Until recently it simply hasn’t been possible to look, in real time, at what that dash cam is seeing in order to help before tragedy occurs - Full Story
August 28, 2013

Audio: Teen calls 911 to report 'massive freaking' spider

Though police normally wouldn't respond to such a call, they decided to help the girl out in this case - Full Story

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