A group of Colorado brothers flee from a road rage incident, only to be sent back by 911 dispatchers. Now one of them is dead, shot and killed by the men they tried to flee from in the first place.
FOX News Radio’s Chris Hoenig has the story:
(Victim’s Brother) “They were calling us the “N-word,” even though we were trying to avoid the problem.”
So the group of Sudanese refugees drove away, calling 911. But a Denver Police dispatcher reportedly told Jimma Reat and his brothers they needed to return to the city if they wanted help.
(Franssen) “Not to the same location that the altercation occurred, but inside the city boundaries of Denver.”
They reluctantly did, but encountered the original assailants, who opened fire, killing the 24-year-old Reat. Denver 911 Operations Manager Ernest Franssen says proper procedures weren’t followed.
(Franssen) “We have policies in place for these types of situations. Some of the policies do not appear to have been followed.”
The dispatcher has been placed on paid leave.
Chris Hoenig, FOX News Radio.
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Editor’s note: The Denver Police are refusing to release the actual 911 tape, citing an ongoing crime investigation.