Why Would a Cop Take Not Take Prompt Action to a Child Abuse callTook 24 Minutes to Respond to a Call ?

Question by Snoop Dog Loves Paris Hilton: Why would a cop take not take prompt action to a child abuse callTook 24 Minutes to Respond to a Call ?
JACKSONVILLE, FL — A Jacksonville Sheriff’s Officer has been suspended for failing to take “prompt action” to a child abuse call.

First Coast News broke the story last December when police arrested two Navy sailors for aggravated child abuse.

Police arrested Brittane Dominique Stanard, 22, and her boyfriend, 25-year-old Kahlil Mabuyi, December 4 at their Arlington Apartment.

Neighbors heard a little girl being beaten and called 911.

Caller: “The people upstairs are about to kill their daughter! They are beating her and beating her and she is screaming.”

Neighbors told First Coast News the beating continued for another 24 minutes.

“At first you could tell it was with a belt,” said Raychael Harkey. “Then it went to a hand, then throwing the child around the room.”

Neighbors called 911 two more times, begging for help.

Caller: “I need to go up there!”

911 Dispatch: “Ma’am, no, no no. Ma’am, do not. Let the police handle that. You don’t need to go up there and get shot or hurt. Ok?”

Caller: “No, but she’s gonna die if they keep hurting her like this.”

911 Dispatch: “Ma’am, the officers are on the way and in the area. Do not go up there.”

The officer close by is Officer Gabriel E. Dobkin.

An internal affairs report shows Officer Dobkin 2.9 miles away writing a speeding ticket.

During the stop, the report indicates Dobkin saw a truck pull into a drug store parking lot with expired tags.

Internal Affairs investigators say Dobkin wrote out the ticket and then sat in the drug store parking lot, waiting for the driver of the truck to leave the store.

At that moment, a priority one call for a “battery in progress” came, the most serious on JSO’s scale.

Internal Affairs says Dobkin went inside the store to find the truck driver to see if he had insurance.

Dobkin fingerprinted the driver, and wrote him a ticket before driving away to help a little girl in trouble.

Officer Dobkin told Internal Affairs he has “had many of these type of calls involving children and parents,” and he believed this one to be, “routine and not life-threatening,” according to the report.

The officer also told investigators, “he didn’t remember ever hearing or reading about the victim being five years old,” saying it wouldn’t have mattered to him because he considered the call routine.

Dobkin has been found to have further endangered the child by not responding immediately.

He has also been reprimanded for initially cancelling his backup officer but then calling him back on for help. Dobkin told investigators he didn’t know why he did that.

Officer Dobkin has also been cited for changing the call from “battery in progress” to an investigation before arriving to the scene. Dobkin told Internal Affairs he based that call on his experience and belief the call didn’t warrant a priority one dispatch.

Internal Affairs found Officer Dobkin incompetent. Investigators said he failed to take prompt action and failed to conform to work standards.

The Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office would not comment on the matter.

Dobkin had been reprimanded in 2004 for incompetence for failing to respond to calls for service, and for initiating traffic stops on numerous occasions without notifying dispatch.

Allow me to translate:
Dobkin told investigators he didn’t know why he did that.
Dobkin knew perfectly well that his reason for doing that would get his ass in jail.

Officer Dobkin has also been cited for changing the call from “battery in progress” to an investigation before arriving to the scene. Dobkin told Internal Affairs he based that call on his experience and belief the call didn’t warrant a priority one dispatch.
Dobkin thought that he could play the odds. A lot of child abuse calls may have turned out to be some busybody pinko upset that some parents are spanking their 8 year old. But in this game you don’t play the odds. You assume it’s bad, because not assuming that can get you (or somebody else) dead.

Internal Affairs found Officer Dobkin incompetent.
Internal affairs gets a clue.

Investigators said he failed to take prompt action and failed to conform to work standards.
Internal affairs also isn’t too bad at covering the department’s butt.

I agree with those who say he should be fired. He clearly doesn’t get it.

Best answer:

Answer by THEMURPHSTER
Because our police departments are under staffed. They have more calls than officers to respond.

Know better? Leave your own answer in the comments!

 

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6 Responses to Why Would a Cop Take Not Take Prompt Action to a Child Abuse callTook 24 Minutes to Respond to a Call ?

  • orange c says:

    Just disgusting.

  • TotalRecipeHound says:

    I don’t understand your question. This man should either be fired or moved to a position where emergency calls are not part of his job description. Clearly internal affairs found him incompetant for his current job, but don’t let him be hired by another place!

  • troytxag93 says:

    Cant say it was justified or not, having not been there. And knowing how the press and IA are, I find it difficult to make a final call on the situation.

    Having said that, when I get a hot call the person I am out on traffic with gets a lucky break. I’d rather do real police work than write tickets all day.

  • zoey says:

    did the girl survive?? was she taken from her parents??

  • lou b says:

    Snoop….if EVEN Internal Affairs doesn’t get it…then read’em and weep. I’m UK and I CANNOT fucking believe that apeman got elected AGAIN by a faulty count. My heart goes out to you people. xxx

  • AARON M says:

    Don’t generalize. Not all of us are like that. Why that officer acted that way is unbelievable.

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