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Police dispatcher caught playing video games instead of directing officers to emergencies

By Mason White 3:33 AM December 31, 2015
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By: Wayne Morin
(Scroll down for video) A police dispatcher was reprimanded after being caught playing video games on the job, police in Florida said.

The Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office said that 52-year-old Charles M. Morris, was demoted from dispatch training officer to dispatcher after he was caught playing video games instead of directing officers to emergencies.

According to the police investigation, Morris played video games as calls came in for a hit and run and a shooting.

Police revealed that Morris put the hit and run victim on hold for 40 minutes, while the person who reported the shooting was placed on hold for 9 minutes.

While the callers were on hold, Morris played handheld video games. Morris was also accused of watching television instead of training new recruits.