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ut8019a

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What to do after the bang - the 911 call
« on: September 09, 2015, 09:35:15 AM »
In the "Use of Force" booklet, on the "What To Do After the Bang" page, inside the "The 911 Call" box, it mentions what you should tell the 911 operator.  I would just like to get a clarification on the "what assistance is needed" part.  If you shot someone in self-defense (or someone is injured in some way), do you only tell the operator that you need the police and an ambulance and say nothing more?  Or can you at least tell them that someone has been shot and where on their body they were shot (but not WHO shot them) in order to advise them on how urgently you need that ambulance (as opposed to someone on the scene being only slightly injured, say if the perpetrator saw you pull your firearm, tried to run away and fell and hit his head)?  Basically, how much detail should you go into with the operator pertaining to the injures on scene?  Thanks for your advice on this matter.
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Re: What to do after the bang - the 911 call
« Reply #1 on: September 17, 2015, 10:54:55 AM »
ut8019a,

You want to accomplish two primary things when calling 911 after an incident: (1) getting both police and medical help as necessary, and (2) protecting yourself legally. Everything you say to the operator will be recorded and quite possibly used against you, despite you being an innocent party. So, in light of this, definitely convey the urgency of the situation let the operator know that someone has been seriously wounded or shot, and that you need an ambulance as soon as possible - but other than that, do not discuss what happened.  Once you hang up, call us immediately and we will guide you through the rest of the situation.
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