Texas emergency operator jailed for hanging up on ‘thousands’ of 911 calls

Texas emergency operator jailed for hanging up on ‘thousands’ of 911 callsA 911 operator in Texas has been sentenced to jail time followed by probation for hanging up on emergency callers “thousands” of times. Crenshanda Williams, 44, was sentenced to 10 days in jail and 18 months probation after an investigation into an unusual number of “short calls” for the former emergency operator, meaning they lasted no longer than 20 seconds, according to local media reports. Williams systematically hung up on the calls, prosecutors told the jury that found her guilty of interference with emergency phone calls, including instances in which vehicles were proceeding at dangerous speeds on a highway, and one where someone was attempting to report a violent burglary.



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