Question: "Does DPD have a strategy to detect fake 911 calls? For example, there is a group that has told its members to call 911 and report that persons openly carrying are committing a crime to get a police response. Answer: "911 will be trained to handle these types of calls."
What group might they be referring to? One that’s been pointed out numerous times over the past several months is the Coalition to Stop Gun Violence. . . After doubling down on their stance in September, CSGV repeated the invitation to disaster last week. . . The dangers of the CSGV approach should be clear. Both citizens and police are unnecessarily placed at heightened risk by hysterical and/or malicious 911 calls. As even The New York Times — no friend to gun owners — has reported, “Internet trolls have learned to exploit our over-militarized police. It’s a crime that’s hard to stop — and hard to prosecute.”