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911 Call Never Made It To Police

December 16th, 2013 by WCBC Radio

The Cumberland Times News reports a neighbor’s report of “loud banging” and “screaming” at 27 Browning St. the night of Sept. 5 when a Cumberland woman was murdered- made it to the Allegany County 911 center — but not to the Cumberland Police Department that routinely handles such calls. Police were requested by the 911 caller to be sent to the South Cumberland home for what sounded like a domestic disturbance.   After a few minutes however, the caller told the dispatcher- at the request of his wife to just “forget it”. As a result, Cumberland Police were not made aware of the call and, consequently, did not send an officer — as the department routinely does even if callers indicate there is no longer a need for a law enforcement response. WCBC News has obtained a copy of the 911 from the neighbor made at 10:48 p.m. on September 5th- and the first request is for police to respond…


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