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Floyd 911 Response Investigation Info

Click here to view mobile video of RFN video in a CBS Atlanta report. The Floyd 911 audio from the fatal Armuchee shooting and W Rome shooting injury has been released after an investigation into improper procedure by a 911 operator. According to Floyd 911 Director Patricia Smith, the Floyd 911 dispatcher did not follow standard procedure in sending police to a recent shooting and has been demoted and suspended for two weeks without pay. Click on 911 audio selections below that provide a complete perspective of the entire situation from ALL emergency agencies involved. Scroll down below the audio files for more info & view mobile video at the links above for coverage exclusive coverage from the scene of the 2nd shooting & the shooter in custody.


911 Call from Old Dalton Rd >> PLAY
911 Call from E Clinton Address >> PLAY
Frantic E Clinton Neighbors Call for Help >> PLAY
County PD Radio Traffic >> PLAY
City PD Radio Traffic >> PLAY
Floyd Sheriff's Radio Traffic >> PLAY
EMS Radio Traffic >> PLAY
RFD / Rescue Radio Traffic >> PLAY

The suspect wanted for the fatal shooting in Armuchee and additional shooting in W Rome was voluntarily taken into custody. View exclusive video on the RFN homepage on a PC from the scene of the second shooting and the suspect in custody after surrendering to police. A shooting was reported in the 4000 block of Old Dalton Rd recently. The suspect fled the scene and was believed to be en route to a house on E Clinton Dr in W Rome off Burnett Ferry Rd where an ex-girlfriend was reported to have been located. Within 15-20 minutes of the first reported shooting death on Old Dalton Rd, another person was said to have been shot at the E Clinton location. Police swarmed the area mobilizing a manhunt in the surrounding woods while a SWAT team cleared the house on E Clinton Dr making sure the suspect wasn't inside. The suspect later surrendered to police and is now in the Floyd County Jail. Click here for more info from RNT.

PRESS RELEASE: The Floyd County Board of Commissioners and Managerís Office have received a complaint about the timeline of events and actions that occurred during the November 17, 2009 shooting incident by responding agencies.

Based on the complaint, the agencies involved have requested that an internal investigation be conducted of the handling of the incident to make sure proper policies and procedures were followed.

As a result of the request, County Manager Kevin Poe has authorized the investigation. The Floyd County Police Department will be the lead agency in the investigation. If needed, outside agencies will be called in to assist.

When the investigation is completed, the County will review the finding of the investigation and make a determination as to whether additional action should be taken.

PRESS RELEASE: The internal investigation into the public safety response related to the shootings that occurred on November 17, 2009 has been completed. The findings of this investigation reveal that the E911 Operator did not follow standard operating procedure when the Operator failed to dispatch the City of Rome Police Department to the East Clinton address where one of the victims and other individuals were located. The investigation results are being provided to the E911 Director, and appropriate disciplinary action will be taken after the Director has had an opportunity to fully review the investigative report and meet with the dispatcher involved in this situation. A copy of the Internal Investigation Report is available upon request from the County Managerís Office.

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