The Michigan Supreme Court is expected to hear arguments about whether lawsuits against two 911 operators over their handling of calls from a 5-year-old boy should be dismissed.
Sharon Nichols was convicted of willful neglect of duty and served a year’s probation for her handling of the 5-year-old’s call on February 20, 2006.
Nicolas accused the boy of playing games and did not send help. Robert called 911 again three hours later and was scolded again by Terri Sutton, another operator. Sutton did send police to the home. Upon arrival, officers found 46-year-old Sherrill Turner dead from an apparent heart condition.
The charges against Sutton were dismissed.
Robert’s relatives sued, claiming wrongful death and intentional infliction of emotional distress.
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Posted January 06th 2012 to Wrongful Death
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