Body-in-camera footage of two Cincinnati officials showed they had never left their patrol car to investigate emergency calls on a teenage boy stuck in a minivan last week.
Kyle Plush, 16, called 911 twice on April 10, 2018. from inside a minivan asking for help and providing a dispatcher with a description and location of the vehicle on a school parking lot. Plush choked after being trapped under the third-tier seat, which turned and pinched him while he tried to reach his tennis equipment. The police said that Amber Smith, the 911 operator who responded to Plush's second call, did not pass on information to the additional officers who were at the scene.
During the call, Plush Smith explained that the call was no joke.
"I'm caught in the parking lot of the Seven Hills in my golden Honda Odyssey Van. Send instantly officers," plush pleaded. "I'm almost dead."
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Smith, who has been a 911 operator for nine years, returned to work after she had told her supervisor That her computer froze and she was unable to enter any information into the system, she told her supervisor that she had not heard the teenager, according to a police report collected by FOX19. 19659009] The recordings showed the officers Edsel Osborne and Brian Brazile, who drove their cruiser around the parking lot, but did not leave the car, reported WCPO. Music seems to be playing in the background.
"I do not see anybody I have not seen" I can not imagine, "said one of the officers.
" I'll close this off, "one of the officers heard.
Records showed that Officers numbering about 11 at school were minutes.
The Cincinnati Enquirer reports on the The material also shows that the officers have not checked all the school's parking lots.
Osborne and Brazile were not released on vacation, the Cincinnati reported Enquirer.
Tiffany Hardy, a spokeswoman for the Cincinnati Police Department, said the footage was "The entirety of what was recorded."
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A Hamilton County MP who conducted traffic also sought out the teenager, but found nothing
Another officer was told to re-enter the scene later in the day but he held the call for a joke.
"I think somebody is playing pranks – it was something about being locked up in a vehicle opposite the school, we never found anything, but we'll answer and see what else we can find," said one officer in the radio transmission.
Plush was found dead by his father a few hours later.
Cincinnati police chief Eliot Isaac demanded an internal phone call investigating the teen's death and why first responders failed to help him.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.