The police are faced with more questions on 911 response to caught teen

CINCINNATI – the Police will again try to answer the persistent questions about their failed response to the calls for help of a 16-year-old boy who was locked in a van parked near his school and died.

A first presentation of their internal investigation May 14 left Kyle Plush family and others unhappy, and the city council told the police to return Tuesday.

Ron Plush found his son’s body in the 2004 Honda Odyssey in a parking lot nearly six hours after the boy the first 911 call on April 10. A coroner says teen died of suffocation from the chest is compressed. It is suspected that the folding rear seat turned around to pin him when he for tennis gear in the back.

Ron Plush asked why the officers were not warned that his son was screaming for help and or GPS co-ordinates his son’s location.

He wrote in a May 16 column for The Cincinnati Enquirer that the family wants to help “resolve” the emergency response system, but that they need to have complete answers to all their requests for changes so that “a tragedy like the one of 10 April can’t happen with everyone.”

Two Cincinnati police officers who searched for the minivan said that they are not out of their cruiser because they thought they could search a larger area that way. The police said the officers initially thought they were looking for an older woman trapped in her vehicle and were not given the information from the first 911 call that someone was banging and screaming for help.

The police said Kyle couldn’t communicate with the dispatchers, because his phone is in his pocket, and that the city’s computer aided dispatching system difficulties experienced during the meeting.

Officials of the city plans of an independent investigation. Cincinnati also is considering the purchase of a computer mapping system that could have been set for the officials of police Kyle’s location.


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