The media picked it up after charges were filed on 31 August.
Now it's being addressed by J-Fed?
Chicago Police Superintendent Jody Weis on Friday denounced as “reprehensible” — and demanded severe punishment against those responsible for — a 911 dispatch delay that left an off-duty police officer to fend for himself while being shot at by a car filled with alleged gang members.
“This incident is just reprehensible. We had an officer [who] needed assistance and he didn’t get it…on the street….He was pretty much on his own for quite a few minutes…He had to go to [a police] station and that’s where he received assistance,” Weis said.
Ray Orozco, executive director of the city’s Office of Emergency Management and Communications, agreed that a message must be sent to the dispatcher and supervisors who allegedly bungled the 911 call.
“This is a very serious allegation and we take it seriously. This is officer safety…If the allegations are sustained, the discipline will be appropriate with the violation,” he said.
But, Orozco stressed that his investigation was not triggered by police complaints.