A K-9 with the Fishers (IN) Police Department was reportedly killed while tracking two suspects after a vehicle pursuit on Tuesday night.
A five-year-old boy in Arizona called 911 with what to a child that age might be considered an emergency: he wanted a McDonald’s Happy Meal.
An officer with the Renton (WA) Police Department shot an armed naked man who had reportedly climbed through the drive-through window of a fast food restaurant and threatened employees and customers inside.
Police and firefighters had to respond to each of those calls, taking services away from real victims with real emergencies, said Lt. John D’Amico of the NYPD’s Communications Division.
Maureen Faulkner—the widow of Philadelphia Police Officer Daniel Faulkner, who was murdered by Mumia Abu-Jamal during a traffic stop in 1981—says that Philadelphia District Attorney Larry Krasner’s office should be disqualified from overseeing any appeals of that case.
Yogita Persaud would make as many as 100 calls per day, NYPD officials say