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Arkansas Democrat-Gazette Article Focuses on Little Rock 911 Staff Shortage and Increased Call Volume

Published on Aug 1, 2016 at 4:26 pm in Little Rock 911.

The front page of this morning’s Arkansas Democrat-Gazette featured an article by Ryan Tarinelli on call volumes and staffing shortages at Little Rock 911 resulting in wait times for 911 callers.  Here’s a link to the article: https://www.arkansasonline.com/news/2016/aug/01/jump-in-calls-shortage-of-staff-lead-to/#/

Little Rock 911 has had staffing shortages for years.  Here’s a link to an article from 2012 addressing the problem: https://katv.com/archive/little-rock-911-dispatch-shortage-grows

The staffing issues and delayed answer times were also addressed in an October 2015 consultant’s report which stated: “[t]he lack of staff appears to be affecting the ability of [Little Rock 911] to provide comprehensive training, answer all calls in a timely manner and provide the required support to field personnel from the dispatch perspective.”

McMath Woods continues to represent the estates of Jinglei Yi and Le Yang, who drowned due to a delayed 911 response by Little Rock 911.

 

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