Report: NYPD 911 Operator Said Slain Cops ‘Deserved It’

AP/Mark Lennihan
AP/Mark Lennihan

An as yet unconfirmed report via The Daily News alleges that a shouting match broke out among 911 dispatchers after some actually attacked the police after the call center received the report of the execution of officers Rafael Ramos and Wianjen Liu.

One NYPD dispatcher allegedly said the dead cops “deserved it.” That prompted a challenge and eventual argument from a fire department dispatcher within earshot, who reportedly moved away to another desk in disgust and to avoid a large confrontation.

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.


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