Monday, October 19, 2009

Sleeping Dispatcher Suspended

  • Two employees at Chicago’s 911 emergency center have been slapped with lengthy suspensions without pay for their roles in an Aug. 28 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.

    Ray Orozco, executive director of the city’s Office of Emergency Management and Communications, identified the suspended employees as a dispatcher and his supervisor, but he refused to name them.

  • Four men are facing first degree attempted murder charges after allegedly following the unidentified Marquette District officer and firing shots into his vehicle shortly after 3 a.m. The officer reportedly kept driving while returning fire until he reached the Harrison District station, where he sought help while the alleged gang members drove off.
No word if some retraining might be included. And removal from the zone.

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54 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

they would name us in a heartbeat!

10/19/2009 12:27:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

He should be fired...
This guy has messed up one too many..

10/19/2009 03:22:00 AM  
Anonymous CN said...

I love how the media is wrong about even the smallest details. The officer doesn't work in the Marquette district. He's from 014 gangs.

10/19/2009 05:39:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Should be fired and her supervisor also!!

10/19/2009 06:08:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'M SURE THEIR CLOUT WILL GET THEM BACK PAY.

10/19/2009 06:30:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The city should of fired the (cousin,corrupt friend) or whoever these idiots were! Termination was really the only proper solution!

10/19/2009 07:19:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

If they did an investigation , What went wrong ?!?!?!

10/19/2009 08:39:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What really needs to be addressed is the flippant use of the phrase "10-1" by dispatchers. Those words should only come out of the mouth of coppers themselves, not some call taker or dispatcher that is afraid of getting suspended. In over 15 years, I can count on one hand the number of times that I have personally been in a situation where me or my partner had to say "10-1" on the radio. But now, it seems that every time OEMC gets a call involving a security guard or off duty sheriff/corrections, etc., they upgrade it to a "10-1" instead of "assist the police." Coppers always respond quickly to "assist the police" calls but when you hear "10-1" coppers get tunnel vision as they try to help their fellow officers. I have seen far too many crashes due to coppers speeding to help one of their own only to find out some security guard called for help to break up a bar fight. There needs to be a better system in place if dispatchers are ever, and I stress EVER, are going to utter those words on the air again! I would hate to see somebody die in a senseless traffic accident before this issue is addressed.

10/19/2009 09:04:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Im just happy the cop survived...I wonder how much jail time the 4 shitheads will recieve ?

10/19/2009 09:36:00 AM  
Anonymous Jughead said...

About 5 years ago, a black women who had had a court order of protection from a boyfriend called 911 one night while this guy attempted to break down her door. The guy succeeded and the women was brutally murdered. It was learned that the several cops were nearby at the doughnut shop drinking coffee/eating doughnuts and ignored the call or, were slow responding to it b/c they though someone else responded. The neighborhood was outraged; the mother and family were equally outraged. The 911 city services tried to act like they were not responsible and had done their job. This Mr. Orozco was not outraged back then. This was a beautiful black female who was murdered on the Southside. I think it took 3 minutes before the 911 call before the cops came. The guy was by this time gone; but, she was murdered.

10/19/2009 09:57:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Bring back the Police dispatchers! At least they know what it was like to work the streets, unlike these buffoons on the other end of the mike!

10/19/2009 11:09:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Why fire them and let them get their jobs back with pay after going thru the grievance process. As union members their contract calls for progressive disipline just as ours does. I DO WISH THAT MORE COULD HAVE BEEN DONE TO THESE 2 PEOPLE. But you have to follow the contracts. That is also why their names were not disclosed. Remember that is also in out contract. But when we also step on our dicks and are charged criminally then our names are put in the press.

10/19/2009 12:20:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Extremely irresponsible heading. You don't know that he was sleeping. In fact, you don't know much. Have you stopped to consider there is more to this than has come out? Has anyone talked to the officer involved to get details? The job should not have gone undispatched for that long, obviously, HOWEVER, maybe it would interest you to know that the call taker got a written reprimand for misclassifying the event. Maybe that will finally clue you in.

10/19/2009 12:21:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

the dispatcher's immediate floor supv was not suspended! the acting wm was
the dispatcher in question was not sleeping but there is a secret problem regarding equipment failure
and the calltaker who made it a ten1 got dinged too for making it that,,,, we were told in r/c that it was not a ten/1 (yea alot of us strongly disagreed with that)
the officer was no longer in danger according to the powers that be
careful before you throw daggers
railroading can happen to any one of us, all in the name of corruption, incomptency and clout
fix the f'n equip up there already,,,and the f'd up radios in the field !

10/19/2009 12:23:00 PM  
Anonymous HATER said...

DONT 4 GET THEY MAY GET SUSPENDED BUT AFTER THE GRIEVANCE GUESS WHAT?

THEY R GOIN TO GET MOST OF THEIR TIME BACK FROM THE SUSPENSION.

THEY R COVERING THEM LIKE A WET BLANKET WOULDNT EVEN NAME THEM!!!

AND IT SEEM THAT NO ONE REALLY CARED CUZ IT SEEMS NOBODY KNOW SLEEPYS NAME.

AND THE OFFICER NEVER PUT IN A LAWSUIT FOR DAMAGES!!!! ONCE AGAIN ALL COLLEGE NO COMMON SENSE... REMEMBER THE DOMESTIC W/ THE WOMAN GETTING STABBED AND THE OFFICER TAKING THEIR SWEET ASS TIME GETTING THERE THAT WAS A NICE PAY OUT.

SOMEONE TALK 2 R BROTHER WHO WANTS TO LIVE IN THE HOOD TELL HIM TO FILE THE PAPERS QUICKLY!!! HE CAN BE LIVING IN HEGWISCH SOON ENUFF!

10/19/2009 12:24:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

demand these goof be fired, or else you have nobody but yourselves to blame if it happens to you or a fellow officer. Call F.L.O.P. immediately to voice your disapproval and demand that they get off their asses and respond publicly...WE PAY, THEY PLAY...

10/19/2009 01:12:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Maybe a tech upgrade...if a call like that arrives on his screen he has 5 seconds to dispatch it before it starts softly bleeping...10 seconds and it roars loud rnough to wake the dead and calls the supervisor.

10/19/2009 02:19:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey mistakes happen all the time. The dispatcher was not out to fuck a copper. How many times have we made a mistake on a job and thank g-d we did not get hurt. Thank g-d no one in this case was hurt. Say your sorry and move on.

Signed
District PO

10/19/2009 02:46:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

with all due respect, shouldnt the same happen to any cop the screws up? how many lawsuits have been brought against the city for police misconduct?

10/19/2009 03:31:00 PM  
Blogger Doink the Clown said...

Give them the Skeletor!!!!!!!

10/19/2009 04:15:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

maybe it would interest you to know that the call taker got a written reprimand for misclassifying the event. Maybe that will finally clue you in.

=========

The suspension for the mis-classification was the OTHER event that the Slum Times uncovered. This guy is a clout heavy moron who can't seem to be able to handle the position he's in.

10/19/2009 05:04:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Why is it that they can't reveal the names of the dispatchers, but they can turn over all sorts of records or files re the police to lawyers and others.

This just doesn't seem fair to me.

10/19/2009 05:39:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

the copper doesnt have a case for a lawsuit
the crime occurred and it was not " occcurring" when he called 911 the first time or the 2nd time
( thank you cellphone companies for not fixing the system so the line doesnt drop when calling 911)
the dispatcher in question, name cannot and should not be released to joe q public when it endangers his life,, and you officers know who you are that decided to come up to oec on 1st watch a few times. He is serving 3weeks with no pay,,a first offense,,with less than a year on the job, a family to feed for an incident that according to the tapes can be up for debate whether or not it was a ten1 and per general orders is NOT a ten1 nor did the officer ask for a ten1 ( how many times do I have to remind you of that?)
there are alot of trolls on this blog and alot of press reading and not doing " thier" job and investigating a story before throwing it in the papers and ruining peoples lives. Fueling the tensions between the peace officers and the civilians, when we need to be united more than ever right now.
The new kid was just that, new
and only a more seasoned dispatcher just like any other occupation might have had the insight and immediate solution to the equipment failure that he encountered.

10/19/2009 06:41:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Jughead said...
About 5 years ago, a black women who had had a court order of protection from a boyfriend called 911 one night while this guy attempted to break down her door. The guy succeeded and the women was brutally murdered. It was learned that the several cops were nearby at the doughnut shop drinking coffee/eating doughnuts and ignored the call or, were slow responding to it b/c they though someone else responded. The neighborhood was outraged; the mother and family were equally outraged. The 911 city services tried to act like they were not responsible and had done their job. This Mr. Orozco was not outraged back then. This was a beautiful black female who was murdered on the Southside. I think it took 3 minutes before the 911 call before the cops came. The guy was by this time gone; but, she was murdered.

10/19/2009 09:57:00 AM

Jughead is a great name for whoever wrote this ignornat fucking post. For one thing, Ray Orozco was nowhere near the 911 center when this incident occurred in the 5th District. I think, but I don't rememebr exactly, that those involved took a lot of heat and a lot of time. Rightfully so. They came up with some bull shit story about checking their vehicle after roll call. Jughead sounds like some asshole civilian dispatcher trying to make excuses. If he thinks anybody was happy about that poor woman being killed then he is a bigger asshole than he sounds.
Don't blame Orozco.
Don't blame coppers from some incident from 8 or 10 years ago.
Blame the asshole who was sleeping and fucked up.

10/19/2009 07:25:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

To 10/19/2009 09:57:00 AM

As I recall, he didnt break down the door, but used his key.

10/19/2009 09:01:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Who is his clout? Johnny Cochran would say "Out his clout,or we fittin ' to shout"!!!!

10/19/2009 09:10:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"The new kid was just that, new
and only a more seasoned dispatcher just like any other occupation might have had the insight and immediate solution to the equipment failure that he encountered."

These "new kids" are responsible for other's lives. If their inexperience interferes that greatly with their ability to do the job then they should find a new one. The copper was being SHOT AT. Have you (obviously a dispatcher) ever been shot at? It's pretty fucking scary. And whether or not it had already happened when the guy called, he is still a PO who people were trying to kill. If a dispatcher can't identify that as a 10-1 then please, God, QUIT. Next time the person calling for help might not be so lucky. Don't use the "new guy" defense. If I get into a fight on the street and my partner doesn't help me out because he's a "new guy" and is inexperienced, he will be fired....and rightfully so. Same rules should apply to dispatchers.

10/19/2009 11:01:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Jughead..u are a moron...
those cops who were eating a donut or getting coffee or whatever they were doing were DISPATCHED to that job and CHOOSE not to respond immediately. The call was dispatched. The dispatcher is in a seat at 1411 W. Madison, how the hell are they suppossed to know if the police are doing what they are suppossed to do. You should be ashamed of yourself. Those cops deliberately and willingly decided that call wasnt important enough to respond to. Another car, who wasn't even assigned to that job responded to the simulcast by the dispatcher and arrive BEFORE the car that was assigned. By the way, those cops BARELY hung on to their jobs because they were wrong. Furthermore, you idiot, Orozco was not the Executive Director at that time.

10/19/2009 11:02:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Why would Jughead be a civilian dispatcher when his entire post blames the dispatcher for that woman being killed?

10/19/2009 11:06:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Look, they can't name him just like they can't name you unless a criminal complaint is filed.

10/19/2009 11:06:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What is going on with OEMC??? Mass sick days? No more Holiday option for them? Blatant contract violations by mgt?
A serious public safety concern

10/19/2009 11:16:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Jughead said...
About 5 years ago, a black women who had had a court order of protection from a boyfriend called 911 one night while this guy attempted to break down her door. The guy succeeded and the women was brutally murdered. It was learned that the several cops were nearby at the doughnut shop drinking coffee/eating doughnuts and ignored the call or, were slow responding to it b/c they though someone else responded. The neighborhood was outraged; the mother and family were equally outraged. The 911 city services tried to act like they were not responsible and had done their job. This Mr. Orozco was not outraged back then. This was a beautiful black female who was murdered on the Southside. I think it took 3 minutes before the 911 call before the cops came. The guy was by this time gone; but, she was murdered.

10/19/2009 09:57:00 AM

Jughead is a great name for whoever wrote this ignornat fucking post. For one thing, Ray Orozco was nowhere near the 911 center when this incident occurred in the 5th District. I think, but I don't rememebr exactly, that those involved took a lot of heat and a lot of time. Rightfully so. They came up with some bull shit story about checking their vehicle after roll call. Jughead sounds like some asshole civilian dispatcher trying to make excuses. If he thinks anybody was happy about that poor woman being killed then he is a bigger asshole than he sounds.
Don't blame Orozco.
Don't blame coppers from some incident from 8 or 10 years ago.
Blame the asshole who was sleeping and fucked up.

10/19/2009 07:25:00 PM

That call in the 5th district should have been assigned several cars on both 3rd and 1st watch. The dispatcher did a poor job of assigning that job. The call taker was in direct conversation with the victim and should have sensed that was more than a one car job. The victim only called back three times in a span of 5 minutes. The midnight cars were just getting out of roll call and hitting the streets while third watch was coming in. Everyone that works at OEMC should listen to those tapes and learn from them.

10/19/2009 11:49:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...

demand these goof be fired, or else you have nobody but yourselves to blame if it happens to you or a fellow officer. Call F.L.O.P. immediately to voice your disapproval and demand that they get off their asses and respond publicly...WE PAY, THEY PLAY...

10/19/2009 01:12:00 PM


Amazing how the tables turn when it's "US against them," not "THEM against us."

People - not *ALL* PO's, but there ARE quite enough - slow-roll to domestics, batteries-in-progress, other in-progress calls...

So, when a PO gets hung out to dry by the city & media because he/she got dispatched an in-progress job and some citizen ends up in "serious to critical" condition, regardless of whether it's the FAULT of the "slow-roll"...

Are you going to agree with the citizens who "demand these goofs be fired?" Or would that be crossing the "thin blue line," and the PO should be defended.

Just like you have the "FLOP," dispatchers have a union. So do ALL public safety city employees. If you weren't so self-important, and didn't think anyone who's not a fellow PO deserves no more than one chance to fuck up before being fired, then maybe you'd think about progressive discipline.

Unless, of course, you think that the first CR# you ever got, you should have taken 5 days for.

10/19/2009 11:50:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

30 pending!!!

10/19/2009 11:53:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Repost from 911 Blog 5 Sep 09

Anonymous said...

Welcome back!

This has been covered in great detail by SCC. But here's a summary of what happened.

#1 Call comes in and is dropped.

#2 ODPO calls back and gives info. Calltaker/Dispatcher creates the event and sends it to zone10. (Good job.)

#3 Calltaker/Dispatcher does her job the way it should be and turns her red light to notify an OEMC supervisor.

#4 OEMC supervisor S.G. answer's the calltaker's redlight and says ok. Supervisor then goes back to his desk up front and doesn't notify or check on zone10 dispatcher to see that call is handled correctly.

#5 Z-10 dispatcher is asleep (this is from several sources on surrounding zones, however the dispatcher that f-d up says he was playing solitare on his phone) and call doesn't get dispatched for over 6 minutes maybe 7. Also mobile relay from 1099 to dispatcher asking about 10-1 incident is ignored.

#6 Call finally gets dispatched and OEMC supervisor immediately gives a verbal counseling to the dispatcher. No punishment just a verbal warning. This is because this supervisor S.G. is the same supervisor who answered the call taker's red light and did nothing. He had to cover his but so a verbal warning was his way of doing that.

#7 Dispatcher who f-d up is back on the floor the next night laughing and joking. Several other dispatchers and calltakers are amazed by this. Both because this guy is dangerous and is still dispatching and because he's laughing and acting as if nothing happened.

#8 From talking to other supervisors on other watches they are all upset on how this was handled. These supervisors cited many OEMC SOP's and similar police general orders listing the violations that the zone10 dispatcher made. None of these were addressed.

#9 Dispatchers on 1st watch are afraid to work with this particular dispatcher because he is dangerous and they don't want to "baby sit."

#10 Rumor has it that this guy's father is CPD and has some pull so nobody wants to ruffle any feathers.

#11 Not that it's the same thing but this f-d up 10-1 is similar to the Durkin Park incident last year or the year before. (I personally think this 10-1 FUBAR is worse). Those dispatchers a f/2 & f/4 took 15 & 30 days for their incident. The dispatcher from the 10-1 gets a verbal warning. You have got to be kidding me.

#12 After Durkin Park numerous policies and procedures were changed. One of them being a gigantic screen in the back of the room above all the dispatchers facing the supervisors listing pending calls and the length of time they have been waiting for dispatch. How in the world did the numerous supervisors on the floor miss this? Especially the supervisor who was already aware of the pending 10-1 event?

Many, many of us dispatchers on the 1st watch are upset at this. We are upset because it has long been known that this dispatcher is useless. We are also upset because those of us dispatchers who know what we are doing and go out of our way to make sure our cars are safe have been lumped in with this pathetic employee. It's sad that this happened. Even worse that this may happen again with this same dispatcher because he doesn't care and is just not cut out to be a dispatcher.

05 September, 2009 18:41

It took over six weeks to get an answer from Ray O. (who's not in the know). Better spend more time there Ray, you don't have a clue what's going on in your office! How much are you paid?

10/20/2009 12:08:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

10/19 11 01
When he called 911 the shooting was over with. It was not in progress. Like I said earlier
many of us strongly disagreed when we heard our bosses telling us that it was technically not a 101.
More than half the room agreed the dispatcher in calltaking compacity made the correct event type up. But we were told otherwise by people who are retired po's AND fellow cpd who still work on our ops floor.
Trust me Im not making excuses for that delay, you cant learn common sense. It was pretty horrific. He is going to handle a heavy punishment. Our training and management dept should all be overhauled
and I truly believe we need to go back to the po's teaching the classes.
Thank goodness the officer wasn't hurt, but be mindful the po made it safe into the station within 70 seconds of his call all while still on the line with the calltaker.
ps ,, just because we arent the police doesnt' mean we havent looked down the barrel of a gun
on more than one occasion and only for the Grace of God that I am able to type this :)
Take care of yourselves

10/20/2009 03:25:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Thank goodness the officer wasn't hurt, but be mindful the po made it safe into the station within 70 seconds of his call all while still on the line with the calltaker.
ps ,, just because we arent the police doesnt' mean we havent looked down the barrel of a gun
on more than one occasion"

Are you fucking kidding me? He made it "safely" into the station because he was driving for his life, not because a dispatcher had anything to do with it. Still defending this moron dispatcher.... What excuses would you be making if, God forbid, something happened to the Officer? And until you've done it, don't think for one second that because you've "looked down the barrel of a gun" that you understand what our job is like. You have the luxury of sitting behind a computer while we are out in the middle of the shit everyday. BIG FUCKING DIFFERENCE. We rely on good dispatchers to help keep us safe. %99 of them do their job well. However, this guy should be fired and I'm tired of hearing excuses and explanations for his inept behavior.

10/20/2009 07:47:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...

Bring back the Police dispatchers! At least they know what it was like to work the streets, unlike these buffoons on the other end of the mike!

10/19/2009 11:09:00 AM
___________________________________

The word is mic, as in microphone. Mike is a person's name.

If you are going to insult anyone, at least use proper word. I would expect a buffoon to use a malapropism.

10/20/2009 11:04:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"The word is mic, as in microphone. Mike is a person's name.

If you are going to insult anyone, at least use proper word. I would expect a buffoon to use a malapropism.

10/20/2009 11:04:00 AM"



http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/mike


Main Entry: 1. mike
Pronunciation: \ˈmīk\
Function: noun
Etymology: by shortening & alteration
Date: 1924

: microphone





http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/mic

Main Entry: mic
Pronunciation: \ˈmīk\
Function: noun
Date: 1961

: microphone

10/20/2009 06:21:00 PM  
Blogger mb said...

Our job is way too complicated for a civilian to understand. Former po dispatchers are the only ones who can do a half way decent job and understand what we do. Hey Richie, even your cop hating ass can understand that the areas where the civilians fall short are the areas of the most importance to limiting your liability (you are an ass hat). I wont even mention officer safety bc we all know you and J-fed don't know what it is and don't care. Run here come the eggers (bitch)!

10/20/2009 08:33:00 PM  
Blogger LATHROP ONE said...

just because we arent the police doesnt' mean we havent looked down the barrel of a gun
on more than one occasion and only for the Grace of God that I am able to type this :)
Take care of yourselves

10/20/2009 03:25:00 AM


RIP TIME:

For one YOU are C I V I L I A N S
(just like Me by the way) Dont you DARE EVER use a euphemism such as "looking down the barrel of a gun" as you have NO fucking clue what that feels like. I do. You dont know what it feels like to be pinned down in a hallway in projects being shot at....I DO.
Im SO SICK AND FUCKING TIRED of listening to you DICTATE to hard working cops like you are some field commanders. You are a microphone jockey in a funky uniform that someone somewhere told you you were actually about something. When I came up on Zone 13 calling a 10-1 after my gun had been taken and I was in a foot chase of the offender you assholes were more concerned with who I was rather than SENDING ME HELP. You always seem to be covering your asses for some fuck up in your job. Heres an idea. When a COP tells you there is a 10-1 or if I do for that matter YOU HAD BETTER SEND FUCKING HELP. Worry about the ass saving afterwards. I agree totally that the POLICE should dispatch the POLICE. "been there done that" mean anything to you? Sure in the fuck does to me. Had I been the police and had YOU failed to send me help, all Im gonna say is Im comin for that ass. Lucky for you he didnt get hurt. This may not get published but fuck YOU and your supervisor. Why then are you "in solidarity" on this blog over the BLATANT MISCONDUCT of your co worker? You SHOULD have voiced your opinion to your bosses.Insofar as DISPATCHING is concerned, should there EVER be a need for a competent dispatch for Housing again look me up. I know many areas LIKE THE BACK OF MY HAND because I WORKED there and yes I DID look down a few barrels when doing so so Im speaking from TRUE experience not some BULLSHIT from a desk jockey trying to glorify a hump position.

MOBILE FUCKING OUT.

10/21/2009 02:41:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

There needs to be a better system in place if dispatchers are ever, and I stress EVER, are going to utter those words on the air again! I would hate to see somebody die in a senseless traffic accident before this issue is addressed.

10/19/2009 09:04:00 AM

in my time...i recall each 10-1..

a. Officers rammed at north and ashland and shitheads trying to disarm them....1989

b. Offender that had ran down a bike officer at 35th and Ft Dearborn drive after I chased and cornered the subject at LSD and Mc Fetridge Drive,he reached under his belt for what was later determined to be a gun.1995(offender deceasedby the way)

c. I was ambushed by 3 M-1s in the abla homes disarmed(so they thought) and was in a foot chase of the offender.

24 years...............3 10-1's

And true the DISPATCHERS attach "10-1" to BULLSHIT calls. I completely agree with that.But in their defense, they DO get us ample cars and help when its a bonafide 10-1.

Rode on far more than that and THANKS to all that rode on mine.

10/21/2009 02:56:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

whatever
no one agrees with what the delay of dispatch but all the facts are not being mentioned
if you are not transmitting because of equipment failure that needs to be brought up

the officer didn't ask for a 10 1as some of your coworkers stated that only the police can utter those words
and i beg your pardon but i have
seen my life flash before my eyes
on more than one occassion
,,,, oh yea you can correct me
I didn't look down the barrel of the 357sw moutain revolver held to the back of my head.

10/21/2009 10:14:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

We don't attach the 10-1 to anything as dispatchers. It comes over the screen as that.
In fact, there was an incident with a PO having a disturbance in an alley over a PARKING COMPLAINT. The other driver had already left and the off duty DEMANDED that it be made a 10-1. When the call taker questioned that....he got a ci number on her..which by the way was not sustained.

10/21/2009 12:22:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Give 'em hell Chubbie!

10/21/2009 01:24:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It's sad that this happened. Even worse that this may happen again with this same dispatcher because he doesn't care and is just not cut out to be a dispatcher.

05 September, 2009 18:41

^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

And it may happen again, not only with this dispatcher, but because the supervisor, sg, is arrogant, useless, uneducated and incompetent, however, the saddest of all is the same supervisor is an ex-police officer from the suburbs. He has more knowledge of the police culture than most at oemc police dispatch 911, except the CPD people and ex-CPD people. Double shame on him. He is an asshole. He needs to be fired. But fired or not, sg is no good and is not fond of the CPD. He and his girlfriend, cw, who is also a supervisor of the same ilk, need to be launched.

10/21/2009 03:41:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

supr sg does not even work on that watch

10/21/2009 10:57:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

About 5 years ago, a black women who had had a court order of protection from a boyfriend called 911 one night while this guy attempted to break down her door. The guy succeeded and the women was brutally murdered. It was learned that the several cops were nearby at the doughnut shop drinking coffee/eating doughnuts and ignored the call or, were slow responding to it b/c they though someone else responded. The neighborhood was outraged; the mother and family were equally outraged. The 911 city services tried to act like they were not responsible and had done their job. This Mr. Orozco was not outraged back then. This was a beautiful black female who was murdered on the Southside. I think it took 3 minutes before the 911 call before the cops came. The guy was by this time gone; but, she was murdered.

10/19/2009 09:57:00 AM

Get your facts straight. It is a shame that this woman lost her life. But the facts are that both her and her ex lived in the same house one on the first floor and one on the 2nd floor. Also each called on the other several times a day. Both had orders of protection against eachother but the judge allowed them to remain living in the same building. Of the two, the first to get home that day would wait in the window and call on the other one as he/she walked up the steps. This blatant abuse of the court system, 911, and the police has no comparison to the ODPO being followed and shot at by thugs.

10/22/2009 01:21:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Extremely irresponsible heading. You don't know that he was sleeping. In fact, you don't know much. Have you stopped to consider there is more to this than has come out? Has anyone talked to the officer involved to get details? The job should not have gone undispatched for that long, obviously, HOWEVER, maybe it would interest you to know that the call taker got a written reprimand for misclassifying the event. Maybe that will finally clue you in.

10/19/2009 12:21:00 PM

The call taker got a written reprimand because that was the only way to avoid giving the dispatcher 29 days pending seperation. The person who took the call recognized the importance and urgency of the call and got it over asap. Also OEMC employees are told officer safety is their utmost concern. The call taker did everything right. The dispatcher who failed to dispatch or simulcast the call f'd up. The dispatcher's father is a CPD sergeant and a friend of the executive director of the police side of the OEMC. Bottom line is that they needed to find a loophole to make it look like the dispatcher didn't mess up as bad as he did so they wrongly put some of the blame on the calltaker.

10/22/2009 01:26:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This arguement is getting off topic. Regardless if the call was an assist police, 10-1, or a person with a gun it should have been dispatched immediately. There were cars available but the call was never even simulcast. The dispatcher should have read the call out immediately. There was no equipment failure. The tech's looked at the console and found nothing. That was just an excuse to cover his ass. Even if there was he could have walked over to the next console, notified a neighboring dispatcher to punch up the zone and give it out, and most importantly notify a supervisor that his console is broke and he has a 10-1 up that he can't dispatch. He did none of that because he was not paying attention. Whether he was sleeping or playing solitare only he and GOD know. There was no radio traffic, units were available and the call should have been read out immediately. That's just because it was a person calling for the police regardless if he was a PO or not. When there are units available it is not the dispatchers discretion if he is going to wait the maximum 10 minutes or not to dispatch the call. That's not what the 10 minute dispatch rule is for.

10/22/2009 01:46:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

OT
Dispatcher on zone 6 doesn't give out a 10-1. Two 10-1 events come accross the board and her partner can be heard loudly and urgently telling her to get out the 10-1 event. Dispatcher refuses so the secondary does what she is supposed to do and dispatches the job. The primary dispatcher who failed to dispatch the job is the sister yes I said the sister of the guy who failed to dispatch the infamous 10-1 last month. Guess stupidity runs in the family. Best part is that nothing happened to the primary who failed to dispatch the 10-1 in a timely manner but a supervisor was seen giving papers to the secondary who thought quickly and gave out the job (I didn't see the papers but am told it was a reprimand). Watch your back out there guys and girls because while most of us up here at OEMC want you to make it home, some of us just arent cut out for this job.

10/22/2009 11:56:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

oh yea you can correct me
I didn't look down the barrel of the 357sw moutain revolver held to the back of my head.

10/21/2009 10:14:00 AM


I INTEND on correcting you. How can you even see the gun or accurately describe it as IN YOUR OWN WORDS "held to the back of your head"...
NOW PLEASE trot back to your blog sight and gain support from your cronies. You have EXPOUNDED enough about your obviously over inflated tales of non existent heroics.
BUH BYE.

10/23/2009 05:03:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

yea.... you're a sharp pencil

10/23/2009 11:55:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

3RD WATCH ZONE 1 DISPATCHERS TRULY FREAKING SUCK !!!! lASY AND THEY TRULY CAN'T DEAL WITH ANYTHING. gIVE US ZONE 12, OR ZONE 10 PLEASE

10/23/2009 06:53:00 PM  

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