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Paper Says 911 Operator Ignored Call on Beating

October 27, 1990| Associated Press

DETROIT — An emergency operator told a 7-year-old girl to "get off the phone" when the child called to report that her brother was being beaten, a newspaper reported Friday.

Troy and Jane McCants pleaded guilty Thursday to involuntary manslaughter in the June death of their 6-year-old son, Antwon Dumas. Records showed that their daughter's 911 emergency call was ignored, the Detroit News said.

Jane McCants called for an ambulance five minutes later, according to the tape, but the boy was dead when the ambulance arrived.

The Wayne County prosecutor said the operator has been disciplined but would not disclose what measures were taken.

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