Wednesday, January 26, 2022

Charges Upgraded For 911 Dispatcher Who Hung Up On 1,000 Callers

Crenshanda Williams

*43-year-old Crenshanda Williams was terminated from her position as a 911 operator after a caller reported she hung up on him.

Now, criminal charges against her have been upgraded after an investigation into her conduct revealed she hung up on over 1,000 emergency callers because she didn’t feel like talking.

After hanging up mid-sentence on a caller, Williams was heard on a recording saying, “Ain’t nobody got time for this. For real,” according to charging documents. She later admitted to investigators that she often hangs up on 911 callers “because she did not want to talk to anyone at that time.”

According to reports, one of the callers was a security officer who called in to report street racers in an area where drivers were killed just weeks earlier. As he began talking, Williams abruptly disconnected the call.

Another caller dialed 911 to report a store robbery but Williams sighed and disconnected the call. The caller dialed a second time and got a different operator, but by the time police arrived, the store manager had been shot and killed.

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Police initially charged Williams with two misdemeanors and she was released on $1,000 bond. But her charges were upgraded when it was discovered that her call logs revealed an “abnormally large number of ‘short calls’” with a duration of 20 seconds or less. Authorities determined she disconnected over 1,000 911 calls.

Williams is scheduled to go before a judge on October 17. She faces two Class A misdemeanor charges of Interference with an Emergency Telephone Call. If convicted she could spend one year in county jail and be fined up to $4,000 on each count.



Ny MaGee
Ny MaGee is an entertainment reporter with over 15 years of experience working in the film industry in areas including production and post-production, marketing, distribution, and acquisitions. She has worked for legendary film producer Roger Corman, Quentin Tarantino's production team at Miramax, the late Larry Flynt, MTV/ VH1, Hallmark Channel, Paramount, Jim Henson Co., Parade Magazine, and various LA-based companies representing above-the-line talent.




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