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911 emergency dispatcher could be fired for manipulation of buffalo shooting

Emergency dispatcher in Buffalo could be fired after supermarket allegations employee of hanging up on 911 call during the racist shooting in store last week.

The dispatcher has been placed on administrative leave on Monday after internal investigation and disciplinary hearing on May 30, when “he will seek dismissal,” spokesman Peter Anderson said. for Erie County Chief Executive said.

The reason for the investigation was comments in The Buffalo News by Latisha Rogers, assistant office manager at the Tops supermarket where a white gunman killed 10 blacks people in one of the worst racist mass shootings in recent history of United States.

The man is accused in 18-year-old Payton Gendron is accused of the murders. of traveling 200 miles from his home in Conklin, New York, especially for kill Smear people, fueled by racist beliefs in the so-called substitution theory.

On Saturday, authorities say he opened fire outside supermarket, then went inside and continued shooting at customers and workers before surrendering to the police. He pleaded not guilty to first-degree murder accusations.

Ms. Rogers told The News that after calling 911, while trying to hide from the shooter, she whispered: in hope of continues to elude his attention. The dispatcher, she said, warned her.

“She was yelling at me, saying, ‘Why are you whispering? You don’t have to whisper,” Ms. Rogers told The News, “and I told her, ‘Ma’am, he’s still in in store. He shoots. I’m scared for my life. I do not want him to hear me. Could you send help? She got mad at me, hanged herself up in my face”.

Ms Rogers, 33, told The News that she then called her boyfriend and told him to call 911.

She offered a similar description of events in separate interview with New York Times saying she stood behind at the customer service counter when she first heard shooting.

After squatting down, she told The Times, she pulled out her cell phone, called 911 and whispered to the dispatcher that someone was shooting in in store. According to Ms. Rogers, the dispatcher asked why she was whispering, but then the connection was cut off. in interview.

Mr Anderson, Representative for Erie County Executive Mark Polonkartz told Fox 5 New York that “the dispatcher’s actions have nothing to do with on sending of in call”. AT news conference on Buffalo Police Commissioner Joseph A. Gramaglia said Sunday that first 911 call came in at 14:30 and that the officers arrived at the scene store at 2:31.

Officials with in union which represents the dispatcher, CSEA Local 815, could not be contacted immediately for comment.

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