Un-Freakin’-Believable. She called 911 when her daughter was attacked; Detroit police arrived 4 days later.
On average, Detroit cops get to a 911 call in 12 minutes. That was 30 minutes (on average) just a few years ago. But aside from the fact that bad things can happen in 12 minutes, you should remember that sometimes people are going to wait longer. In this case, it was much longer.
She called 911 when her daughter’s boyfriend was beating the daughter. No one showed up that day. She called multiple times, talked to dispatchers, talked to supervisors. No one showed up. The attacker came back again. The original call was made on Saturday.
Detroit police didn’t arrive at the west side home until the following Wednesday afternoon, a full four days and 34 minutes after the first call to 911.
Assistant Chief James White made no excuses when he spoke with WXYZ television station about the delay last week.
They have offered the girl who was attacked, an apology. But this kind of thing can happen to anyone. Mistakes were made, but humans make mistakes. You should not assume that 911 is going to come to your aid every time.