CrimProf Blog

Editor: Kevin Cole
Univ. of San Diego School of Law

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Jurisdictional Limits to Affirmative Duties?

Does a 911 operator have affirmative duties? Do they extand beyond the operator's jurisdiction? Does it matter if the operator is mistaken? All suggested by the following from the Lorenzen Wright case, as reported in the San Diego Union-Tribune:

Police dispatchers didn’t alert patrol officers or commanders to a 911 call from the phone of former NBA player Lorenzen Wright because they couldn’t confirm that it came from inside their suburban Memphis jurisdiction, documents show.


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