DENVER (AP) — An audit says the Denver police’s response time was slightly less than normal in the case of a woman who was shot and killed 13 minutes into her 911 call.
City Auditor Dennis Gallagher said Thursday the response to the April 14 call was about a minute less than the average for similar domestic-disturbance calls last year.READ MORE: Jefferson County Public Health Sues 3 Schools That Are Violating Mask Requirement
His finding was part of an investigation that showed police response times have slowed since 2008 because of manpower shortages and departmental changes.
Kristine Kirk pleaded with a dispatcher to send officers because her husband was hallucinating after consuming marijuana-infused candy and possibly pain pills.READ MORE: Colorado Weather: Fall Temps, Smoke And Dusting Of Mountain Snow On The Way
Police say the dispatcher failed to tell officers Richard Kirk was getting a gun from a safe. Kristine Kirk was dead when officers arrived. The dispatcher was fired earlier this month.
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