911 Calls

Walter Jacobson

Walter’s Perspective: Don’t Teach Callers How To Play 9-1-1 System

CBS 2′s Walter Jacobson has some advice for police officials who are instituting a new priority system for emergency calls.

02/07/2013

Inside The 911 Call Center (City Of Chicago Photo)

McCarthy: Change In 911 Response Strategy Working

Police Supt. Garry McCarthy said incidents in two neighborhoods on the same night this week showed police have the right strategy in reducing the number of 911 calls that officers respond to in person.

CBS 2–02/07/2013

A Chicago police car. (Photo Credit: MIRA OBERMAN/AFP/Getty Images)

Chicago Police Changing Response Plan For Some 911 Calls

Starting this week, Chicago police are changing their responses to 911 calls. They’ll no longer come right away to reports of things like criminal damage to property, vehicle thefts, garage burglaries, or other crimes in which the suspect is no longer on the scene, and the victim isn’t in immediate danger.

CBS Chicago–02/04/2013

Police SWAT officers surround the Sikh Temple of Wisconsin where at least one gunman stormed the mass and opened fire August, 5, 2012 Oak Creek, Wisconsin. At least six people were killed when a shooter, who was shot dead by a police officer, opened fire on congregants in the Milwaukee suburb.  (Photo by Darren Hauck/Getty Images)

911 Tapes From Sikh Temple Shooting Released

Authorities have released recordings of 911 calls from the shooting massacre at a Sikh house of worship near Milwaukee earlier this month.

CBS Chicago–08/15/2012

(Credit: Steve Hardy/CBS Local)

Police, OEMC Move To Reduce Cops’ Workload From 911 Calls

The Chicago Police Department is taking a new approach to the way it handles 911 calls.

CBS 2–06/26/2012

Michael Skopec

Man Admits To Calling 911 Repeatedly Because His ‘Damn F***ing Phone Won’t Work’

A Kendall County man has been fined for making a series of wacky phone calls to 911.

CBS Chicago–05/01/2012

A police gun and handcuffs.  [Generic] (credit: Steve Hardy/CBS Local)

911 Tapes Show Confusion After Cop Pulls Gun In Wal-Mart

The 911 tapes have been released from an incident at a Wal-Mart store in Oswego on Super Bowl Sunday, in which an off-duty Kendall County Sheriff’s deputy pulled a gun on a customer at one of the registers.

CBS Chicago–02/15/2012

File Photo Of Chicago Police Car (Getty Images)

ACLU: Police Discriminate In Responding To 911 Calls

The Chicago Police Department is under fire this morning from the American Civil Liberties Union for its handling of 911 calls.

CBS Chicago–10/27/2011

State Sen. Suzi Schmidt

State Sen. Suzi Schmidt Won’t Step Down, Will Run Again

State Sen. Suzi Schmidt (R-Lake Villa) acknowledged on Wednesday that it was “inappropriate” for her to request special treatment when she called 911 last Christmas during a marital dispute, but said she is not stepping down as many had expected.

CBS Chicago–10/05/2011

State Sen. Suzi Schmidt

911 Tapes Released In Domestic Disputes At Lawmaker’s Home

Biting, scratching, swinging punches – descriptions of reported violence on the home of an Illinois lawmaker. They center around Illinois State Sen. Suzi Schmidt (R-Lake Villa) and her husband, Robert.

CBS Chicago–09/28/2011

Flooding

Report: 911 Calls Went Unanswered During Storms In Northwest Suburbs

A northwest suburban emergency dispatch center was flooded with calls during a record rainfall last month, and a torrent of them went unanswered.

CBS Chicago–08/05/2011