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911 dispatcher fired after allegedly hanging up on store employee during Buffalo shooting call

The 911 dispatcher accused of hanging up on an employee calling for help during the supermarket shooting that killed 10 Black people in Buffalo, New York, last month has been fired, officials said.

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The 911 dispatcher accused of hanging up on an employee calling for help during the supermarket shooting that killed 10 Black people in Buffalo, New York, last month has been fired, officials said.

Highlights

  • The 911 dispatcher accused of hanging up on an employee calling for help during the supermarket shooting that killed 10 Black people in Buffalo, New York, last month has been fired, officials said.
  • The assistant office manager at Tops Friendly Market called 911 when a white gunman, 18, stormed the store on May 14 and opened fire.
  • The dispatcher allegedly shouted at her, asked why she was whispering and hung up.
  • Erie County Executive Mark Poloncarz said in a news conference on May 18 the employee’s behavior was “totally inappropriate” He said that officials went through all the dispatch calls associated with the shooting and reviewed the call in question.