Sunday, August 1, 2010

DEVELOPING: Wright's Mom Slams 9-1-1 Response

((HT: Memphis Commercial Appeal/Goetz))

Deborah Marion, the mother of slain-NBA'er Lorenzen Wright, is all sorts of fired up about the lack of a response from the Germantown ((TN)) Police Department over the 9-1-1 call that is being scrutinized form one end of the world to the other currently.

To recap quickly, nine days before Wright was discovered in a field shot to death, a 9-1-1 dispatcher for the Germantown Police Department received a call from what was eventually determined to be Wright's cell phone.

You hear an expletive, roughly 10-12 gunshots, and a hang-up. The dispatcher tried to return the call to the phone, but there was no answer. Germantown Police are underoging an internal review as to how in the blue hell the connection was never made that Wright's phone was the origin, and why the call and situation were not forwarded up the chain of command.

Understandably so...

From Goetz:

"They did drop the ball," said Deborah Marion. "How do you call 911 and hear shots and nobody reacts?

"You know, when my grandkids one time was playing on the phone and they called 911, three police showed up at my house. I'm like, 'What are y'all looking for?' They said, 'Well, we've got a 911 hang-up over here.'

"How do three police show up for a 911 hang-up, but nobody does anything when you have a 911 and shots? Somebody's got to answer for this. I want somebody prosecuted because this is not right."

Tom Powell caught up with Gail Mathes, the lawyer of Lorenzen Wright's ex-wife Sherra, for an update on her client's questioning the visit from three armed men to Sherra's house...
((HT: WREG-TV)))

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