Detroit 911 Dispatcher Charged For Alleged Neglect Of Duty

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DETROIT (WWJ) – A Detroit 911 dispatcher is facing a willful neglect of duty charge for allegedly failing to dispatch police and EMS to the scene of a non-fatal shooting.

According to the Wayne County Prosecutors Office, 46-year-old Craig Miller failed several times, while on duty, to dispatch officers “in a timely manner” to a home in the 3800 block of Bringard near 8 Mile Road and Schoenherr.

Bond was set at $5,000 at an arraignment this week; and Miller’s next court appearance is scheduled before Judge Ronald Giles on Thursday, June 26, at 8:30 a.m

Miller faces up to a year in jail if convicted.

Meantime, a second Detroit 911 dispatcher — in this case, a female  — will not face a charges in connection with the fatal stabbing of a Detroit woman on May 13 on the city’s west side. Prosecutors said they determined there was insufficient evidence to prove she neglected her duty.

Updates in these cases were released the same day Detroit Police James Craig said he’d launch an investigation after a call about a grocery store robbery in progress was put on hold for over half-an-hour. [More on that story, HERE].

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