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Buffalo shoots 911 emergency dispatcher Sheila Ayers fired for allegedly hanging up on Tops employee

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911 dispatcher fired after Tops employee trapped inside a Buffalo supermarket during last month-long mass shooting that killed 10 people said she was hanged up on.

The Erie County Comptroller was placed on administrative leave last one month after Latisha Rogers, assistant office manager at a Tops supermarket, told Buffalo News and WGRZ that she called 911 and whispered to the dispatcher in hope of doing official aware of mass shooting in the grocery store store. But instead of help in the moment she got scared for my life,” Rogers said, and the 911 dispatcher fired her. in “very unpleasant tone.”

“The dispatcher comes on and I whisper to her and I said “Miss, please send help by 1275 Jefferson has a shooter in in store,” Rogers told WGRZ. “She continued in very bad tone says”I can’t hear you, why are you whispering? You don’t have to whisper, they can’t hear you,” so I kept whispering and said, “Ma’am, he’s still in in store, it still shoots! I’m afraid for my life please send help!’ outside of nervousness, my phone fell out of my hand, she said something that I couldn’t do out and then the phone hung up”.

Erie County Executive Director Mark Poloncartz told reporters. last month that the county’s intention was to “end 911 call taking who acted completely inadequately, not following protocol”. The county spokesperson confirmed in a statement that the hearing took place Thursday, when the dispatcher, identified by the Buffalo News as Sheila E. Ayers, was fired eight years later. with Erie County Central Police Department.

“According to the Erie County Department of Personnel, individual who was the subject of Earlier Today Disciplinary Hearing is no longer used as a Police Complaint Writer for Erie County acts as of today at noon,” the statement said.

Ayers, 54, did not immediately respond to a request. for comment from The Washington Post early Saturday morning.

Before the hearing, she told the News she was sorry for what Rogers experienced while also claim the top employee It was changed her story about 911 call “several times”. She asked public refrain from judging more information was available.

“I was attacked for one side of in story” Ayers said.

representative with CSEA Local 815, union representing the dispatcher did not immediately respond to the request for comment from Mail. Deniz Shimura, President of union told Buffalo News that it would file a complaint against Ayers’ dismissal.

announcement the same week that Payton Gendron, 18-year-old, year-old charged in connection with murder was charged on 25 counts including domestic terrorism and murder like hate crime. Authorities say an alleged white supremacist has targeted a Tops supermarket. in mostly black area because of the hate he harbored for minorities fueled by obsession with conspiracy theories that are circulating on Internet.

Gendron, who police say there were three hours from him home in Conklin, NY targeting Black people with his Bushmaster XM-15 rifle is believed to posted coupler online which revealed a paranoid obsession with a racist conspiracy theory that claims that white Americans are being deliberately replaced by non-white immigrants.

BUT grand case jury against Gendron, who pleaded not guilty, returned one count of domestic hate terrorism, 10 points of first-degree murder like hate crime10 counts of second-degree murder like hate crime three bills of attempt second-degree murder like hate crime as well as one count of second-degree criminal possession of weapon.

Buffalo shooting suspect charged with murder like a hate crime domestic terrorism

If convicted of internal terrorism motivated by hatred, Gendron face automatic suggestion of life in prison without the right to parole.

As the United States reel from a recent line of mass shootings stretching from New York to Texas to Oklahoma, President Biden called on Congress will take immediate action on gun control. In speech on On Thursday, the President called for sweeping changes country gun laws, including banning assault weapons and restricting high-capacity magazines, following recent attacks in buffalo elementary school in Uwalde, Texas and hospital in Tulsa. Political dynamics in an equally divided Senate makes the odds on these proposals remote.

“I respect the culture, traditions and concerns of law gun owners,” he said. “At the same time, the Second Amendment, like all other rights are not absolute.”

During the speech on 2 June on Of the recent mass shootings, President Biden said that “this time we really have to do something” and that the 2nd Amendment “is not absolute.” (Video: The Washington Post, Photo: Demetrius Freeman/The Washington Post)

There were more over 200 mass executions in US this year, according to the Gun Violence Archive. research group. Mass executions when four or more people – not counting the shooter – wounded or killed, averaged more how one a day until it year. Not a week in 2022 passed without at least four mass shootings.

Rogers stood behind at storecustomer service desk on May 14, when the shooting started. When she dived into avoid shooting, she called 911 around 2:30 pm.

“She got angry with me, hung up up in my faceRogers said. of dispatcher, in Interview with News. Rogers told the locals media that she then called her boyfriend and asked him call 911.

After news reports on Rogers, county officials have launched an investigation into her allegations about the dispatcher. This was reported to journalists by the executive director of the Polonkarts district. in Let Erie County emergency services found in call in question after combing through 911 related calls with mass shooting. They are found intended actions of controller to be “completely unacceptable,” Polonkartz said.

New York State law provides that remains it is unlikely that the record of 911 call Will be released. New York County Law 308(4), a measure that applies to all counties. outside of New York, says which “records in whatever form they take, of calls made to municipal E911 system will not made available or received by any entity or individual other than that municipality public safety agency, other government agency or bodyor private organization or person providing medical, ambulance or other emergency services and should not be used for any commercial purpose other than providing of rescue services.”

Rogers said VGRZ last the month that she was originally on fence that the dispatcher lost her job, but came to the conclusion that she was placed on administrative leave is not enough.

“She didn’t understand anything, and she didn’t care, and left to me for dead”, – said Rogers. “I just Thank God I’m herecause I could die.”

Shaina Jacobs and David Nakamura contributed to this report.

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