REPORT: 911 Operators Made “Anti-Police” Remarks as Two NYPD Officers Were Dying on Street
On Saturday afternoon two New York City police officers were shot and killed execution style in Brooklyn.
The police officers were sitting in their car when the gunman shot them.
Both officers were killed in the shooting.
A fight broke out at Brooklyn’s Metrotech Center on Saturday after a 911 operator said the executed officers “deserved it.”
The New York Daily News reported:
The war of words occurred when news broke that NYPD cops Rafael Ramos and Wenjian Liu were shot Saturday. One dispatcher allegedly said the cops ‘deserved it,’ said a law enforcement source. A union spokesman for the 911 cop operators said the union was not aware of a shouting match.
A war of words erupted in the city’s 911 call center Saturday over allegations two operators made “anti-police” remarks after the assassinations of two cops, the Daily News has learned.
The fracas occurred when news broke that Rafael Ramos and Wenjian Liu had been shot execution-style by a deranged gunman, sources said.
The remarks were allegedly made by a couple of the 911 operators who handle NYPD calls — and two Fire Department dispatchers in earshot got heated in response, sources said.
The alleged comment that created the most friction was when one said the cops had “deserved it,” said a law enforcement source.
That started a shouting match with two FDNY dispatchers.
The comments made one of them “sick to his stomach” and he moved to another desk to avoid getting into a bigger fight, sources said.
The workers were in the 911 call center in Brooklyn’s MetroTech Center — but the spat was only between the FDNY and cop operators. None of the city’s EMS operators were involved, sources said.
The 911 cop operators are members of District Council 37’s Local 1549.