The Defenders group have a look at 911 calls from the primary full week of October this 12 months and located officers are spending lots of of hours on non-violent investigations like noise complaints, minor accidents and located property. The truth is, the Defenders seen one specific incident the place CMPD officers spent 94 minutes responding to an deserted automobile name.
“I’ve a brand new automotive sitting in the midst of the cemetery,” the 911 caller mentioned.
In one other 911 name, officers spent practically two-and-a-half hours on a noise grievance.
“I name the supervisor for the condo; he says it’s a must to name the police,” the 911 caller mentioned.
In a 3rd 911 name, police spent greater than eight hours, or a full workday, on a name for discovered property when somebody discovered one thing misplaced or suspicious.
“Anyone threw a bag behind my yard,” the 911 caller mentioned.
None of those calls resulted in an arrest or a criminal investigation. They’re merely a snapshot of the lengthy checklist of non-emergencies typing up CMPD.
In whole, the Defenders discovered by means of CMPD information, throughout that first week of October, officers spent practically 450 hours for the bottom precedence calls. That is the equal of 11 officers working 40-hour weeks with no breaks.