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Devore addresses 911 controversy

December 17th, 2013 by WCBC Radio

Although officials at Allegany County’s 911 Division said they will change procedures after a dispatcher failed to send police to a murder scene after taking a call from a concerned neighbor- questions remain as to how such a call to 911 did not result in the dispatching of law enforcement. On Friday night, September 5th, a call from a neighbor of Lisa Ann Simmons reporting hearing screams coming from her home-also noted that there had been a history of domestic disputes between Simmons and her boyfriend.  Simmons’ body was found 11 weeks later after her boyfriend, Stephen Schleuniger, confessed to the crime and directed police to her remains. Perhaps the most alarming aspect of the story is that the 911 dispatcher essentially told the caller that it was up to him if police should be sent to the location. Emergency Management Director Dick Devore, appearing in WCBC's "Dave Norman Show" said that he shares those concerns, and the issues are being addressed…


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