911 Calls

Walter's Perspective: Don't Teach Callers How To Play 9-1-1 SystemCBS 2's Walter Jacobson has some advice for police officials who are instituting a new priority system for emergency calls.
McCarthy: Change In 911 Response Strategy WorkingPolice 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.
Chicago Police Changing Response Plan For Some 911 CallsStarting 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.
911 Tapes From Sikh Temple Shooting ReleasedAuthorities have released recordings of 911 calls from the shooting massacre at a Sikh house of worship near Milwaukee earlier this month.
Police, OEMC Move To Reduce Cops' Workload From 911 CallsThe Chicago Police Department is taking a new approach to the way it handles 911 calls.
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.
911 Tapes Show Confusion After Cop Pulls Gun In Wal-MartThe 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.
ACLU: Police Discriminate In Responding To 911 CallsThe Chicago Police Department is under fire this morning from the American Civil Liberties Union for its handling of 911 calls.
State Sen. Suzi Schmidt Won't Step Down, Will Run AgainState 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.
911 Tapes Released In Domestic Disputes At Lawmaker's HomeBiting, 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.
Report: 911 Calls Went Unanswered During Storms In Northwest SuburbsA northwest suburban emergency dispatch center was flooded with calls during a record rainfall last month, and a torrent of them went unanswered.