911 Operator Hinders Investigation: Police

By Dan Stamm
|  Wednesday, Jan 29, 2014  |  Updated 1:16 PM EDT
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911 Operator Hinders Investigation: Police

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A woman whose responsibility as a 911 operator is to alert police to a crime is accused of alerting one of the suspects instead.

Wilmington, Del. 911 operator Alleshia Kennedy was charged earlier this week malicious interference with emergency communication, official misconduct and hindering prosecution after her alleged actions during a shooting report earlier this month came to light.

Kennedy, 25, was working at the city’s 911 call center on Jan. 9 when an emergency call came in for reports of shots fired, according to Wilmington Police.

Police say that Kennedy communicated with a suspect that police had been called rather putting the information about the shooting into the dispatch system.

Detectives arrested Kennedy on the night of Jan. 27. They didn’t reveal how the alleged incident came to their attention.

Kennedy is barred from going to police headquarters as an internal review is carried out about her employment status, according to police.

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