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At least one former emergency-communications operator, Juan Jesus Rodriguez, was a repeat violator, failing performance audits twice in 2011. The city has declined to identify the names of those failing their audits, but the details about Rodriguez were revealed in a pending federal lawsuit.
Court documents show Rodriguez went on to have "deficiencies" for failing to "address scene safety and the integrity of a crime scene" during his handling of a February 2012 homicide call. In that case, supervisors gave him a verbal reprimand for failing to demonstrate sufficient urgency and for directing a man who had just confessed to choking to death his mother's boyfriend to go back into the house where the killing occurred.
Rodriguez remained on the job despite the problems only to violate policy again about a month later, a violation that ended in a fatal shooting when he sent a car full of Sudanese refugees back to the scene of a crime they were trying to report.
Here, the guideline if you come home and there is broken glass, or you're in an altercation like this is to get out of danger, and stay out of danger.
Perhaps there are other factors contributing to this, but surely this isn't advised conduct.
Originally posted by Domo1
reply to post by Wrabbit2000
That's the lawyer that pretty much screwed himself.
He then learned that the attackers had brandished a gun during the initial altercation.
The operator THEN learned. That's a HUGE difference. Smashing a window and yelling racial slurs is not the same as brandishing a weapon and threatening to kill someone. If I were informed that someone had just had a window smashed I would tell them to drive to a well lit public area and wait for the cops. I got the impression that the young men were able to flee and lose the attackers. It basically states that. Then the dirtbags found them.
Let's not throw someone under the bus when, for all we know, they were acting in good faith and following procedure. If anything that operator probably deserves a hug and some compassion.
I also want to ask you who the real criminal is here. Was it the man that in hindsight didn't give the right advice, or the one that pulled the trigger?
when a group of Hispanic men allegedly pulled up along side, shouted racial slurs and shattered their windshield with beer bottles and "bottle rockets."
Originally posted by Hr2burn
Why am I getting the feeling that TSA and 911 employees are bottom of the barrel? People that couldn't find work elsewhere and just fell backwards into these positions? Half way illiterate, probably at best high school education...we have a lot riding on these folks, seems they should have higher standards for hiring.