(Opinion ~ 04/10/21)
I think you need to send a reporter over here to East Prairie and ask the police chief why when somebody calls 911, it has been 20 minutes since I called 911 and still no police officer over here checking on my aunt, a welfare check. I would just like to know why it took them and they still aren’t here. It’s been over 20 minutes. Is that how it works? The dispatcher told me, “well we checked her just the other night and she said she was ok.” And I told him I was outside and I could hear the man yelling and cussing at my aunt. So is that what East Prairie Police Department do? I thought when you call 911 it was an emergency. But over here in East Prairie I guess it isn’t. Please do an investigation. Please call the mayor of East Prairie and ask him. Who is running the East Prairie Police Department? I’d like to know. And this is a true statement.