A Denver police dispatcher has been fired after failing to relay key information to officers responding to a woman who was killed 12 minutes into a 911 call.
Police have said the dispatcher had information—including that the woman's husband was getting a gun from a safe—that should have been given to responding officers. The dispatcher was fired Friday, a safety-department spokeswoman said Monday. She didn't release the dispatcher's name.
Police said Kristine Kirk, 44, pleaded in her call last month for authorities to hurry and send officers because her husband had asked her to get a gun and shoot him. She said Richard Kirk was hallucinating after having marijuana-infused candy and possibly pain pills, according to police reports. Mr. Kirk, 47, has been charged with first-degree murder. He hasn't entered a plea.
Their 3 kids were in the house at the time, by the way.