posted on Apr, 11 2006 @ 09:07 AM
A 5 year old boy called 911 after his mother went unconscious and was told to stop playing on the phone, not only did he call 1 time, he called twice.
The end result was that his mother died before the police arrived at the house to see what was going on.
The Detroit Police Department promised a thorough investigation Friday after coming under intense scrutiny both locally and across the nation for an
incident in which a woman died after her 5-year-old son's calls to 911 were dismissed as a prank.
Robert Turner, now 6, called 911 twice after his mother collapsed Feb. 20 in her bedroom on Detroit's west side. A recording of the calls, which
family members gave the Free Press on Friday, revealed that the boy's pleas for help weren't taken seriously.
Sherrill Turner, 46, died of complications from an enlarged heart, family members said. Police were investigating whether the same operator handled
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As a child you are taught to dial 911 for an emergency, when you get to be a parent you teach your kids at a very young age what 911 is and how to
use it. This kid was doing what he was taught to do, in case if an emergency to dial 911. The people on the other line were rude and wouldn't accept
what this kid was saying, as an end result his mother has died from it.
I do believe if someone especially a child calls 911 that they should look into what is going on, granted it can be a prank but in most cases I don't
think a 5 year old will call 911 for giggles.
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[edit on 11-4-2006 by DontTreadOnMe]