Just imagine if you were going through a home robbery or you had an emergency accident
Crenshanda Williams, 44, was found guilty of interference with emergency telephone calls while working at a 911 Emergency center. She only got 10 days in jail and 18 months on probation.
Williams was hanging up on individuals that needed emergency help for over a year. Her lawyer claimed that she was going through a rough time which led to her poor performance: “But punishing her doesn’t do anything to fix the problems that still exist at the emergency center.”
I know her lawyers have to give her the best defense because that’s his job but this woman has to be put away for a long time, it’s only right. Think of the many people that she could have help, was disconnected on purpose.
Williams spent a year and a half taking 911 calls at the Houston Emergency Center until she was caught in August 2016 and fired by the city. A supervisor who oversaw Williams was also placed on one year of internal probation, officials said at the time.
Williams’ misdeeds came to light after HEC officials performing routine monthly audits of 911 calls noticed a high volume of Williams’ calls lasted less than 20 seconds, known as “short calls.” In a news release detailing the sentencing, prosecutors said a review showed Williams hung up on “thousands” of short calls.
The calls included one where a caller tried to report a violent robbery and another where a caller was about two drivers racing in an area on Interstate 45 where people had been killed speeding just weeks earlier.
Williams told investigators she often hung up because she didn’t want to talk to anyone at those times.
“The citizens of Harris County rely on 911 operators to dispatch help in their time of need,” said Lauren Reeder, a Harris County prosecutor.
There’s no excuse for an action like this by a public servant. Imagine if you were going through a home robbery or you had an emergency accident that could be fatal, and you dialed 911 for help and the assistant hung up on you?
That is what this woman did for over a year and a half so I don’t see any reason why she shouldn’t be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law.
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