Thursday, July 19, 2007


Straight from the mouth of the Daily SouthTown a member of the SunTimes.

Several anonymous posts on a local police blog say the first officer to arrive was a patrolman on special assignment in the Gresham District who got a phone call from a family member at the scene, pleading for help because no police were there. Interesting the supervisors are still at work during the investigation, yet two Dispatcher's are out during the investigation. The city that works. We wonder what happened as well.

Two Chicago police dispatchers were placed on leave as the city investigates why they ignored -- for 26 minutes -- a high-priority 911 call reporting an assault in progress in Durkin Park on Saturday night.

"We take every matter very seriously. I'm very upset about the situation," said Tony Ruiz, acting executive director of the city's Office of Emergency Management and Communication. We thought he was the the Director or so the media said so before?