911 operator sends officers to wrong address so her boyfriend can flee crime sceneBy Mason White 3:53 PM February 2, 2014
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By: Devansh Dutt
A woman is in trouble after she helped her boyfriend escape from police.
Police were called after shots were fired from a home, which belonged to the boyfriend of a 911 dispatcher.
Alleshia Kennedy, 26, a 911 operator in Delaware, took the call of a shootout at her boyfriend’s home, and she decided to help him avoid justice.
Kennedy gave police officers the wrong address so that her boyfriend has enough time to flee the crime scene.
She then texted her 24-year-old boyfriend, Deontay Willingham, with her cell phone to tip him off.
Kennedy was charged with hindering prosecution, official misconduct and malicious interference with emergency communications.
Now, the Wilmington City Council are considering the possibility of banning all dispatchers from having their cellphones in 911 call centers.
Police eventually caught Willingham after he led police on a high-speed chase in a car that was registered to Kennedy.
When Willingham was finally arrested, police confiscated two cellphones, one of which had the text message from Kennedy that tipped him off about the police activity.