911 operators suspended after fatal police shooting

CHICAGO (FOX 32 News) - Two employees at the city of Chicago's 911 call center were suspended without pay for not heeding three calls for help from a 19-year old on the day after Christmas.

That teenager, Quintonio LeGrier, was ultimately shot and killed by police.

Police were sent to LeGrier's location after the third call to check on him at his father's apartment.

The police officer who fired the fatal shot says LeGrier came at him with a bat. That officer also shot and killed a neighbor, Bettie Jones, by mistake. Two wrongful-death lawsuits have been filed against the city by the LeGrier and Jones families.

At the call center, one operator has been suspended for three days, another for one day.

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