A Connecticut caller to 911 trying to get help for an injured motorcyclist gets the response of “Yeah, too bad” and then they hang up! The call was routed to the State Police barracks and was answered by Trooper Robert Peasley. Thinking they got a wrong number the caller tried again and the next trooper said “Yeah, help will get there. Shouldn’t be playing games.” A third call got a dispatcher who asked about his condition. The motorcyclist died.
So, what was the punishment for this behavior? A 15 day suspension. That’s fine to begin but if the investigation confirms these details, and no one denies them, then firing the trooper seems more appropriate in the very least. A fine and jail time? Hmm…
A while back I pointed out a police chat room where officers joked about an injured biker. That was off duty and on the internet. This was on duty on a 911 line, completely different. I’ll be interested to hear more details of this case.
Thanks to Jeff for the tip.