Here is another one that can only be described as pathetic-
If a person calls 911 for a matter that is clearly not an emergency, that individual can and often is charged for misusing the system. 911 lines, the Public Safety Operators/Dispatchers, along with the officers that are required (Even if the call is a mistake) to be dispatched to the origin of the calls, need to be available to answer and respond to actual emergencies. Ergo, if an officer is dispatched in response to a 911 call, he needs to understand that not all of the people at the scene are going to be nice to him.
-From the top link:
"A Texas woman who's 911 call led to a police shooting is now facing a lawsuit from one of the responding officers. A deputy injured at the scene says the woman failed to warn police how dangerous the situation was. The call was made in December in Harris County, but Deputy Braden Pullen says when he arrived the suspect was belligerent, high on bath salts ["Bath Salts" is the name for the type of drug now in vogue, not salts for bathing] , and assaulted him. Deputy Pullen is now suing the homeowner who called 911 for alleging that she did not adequately warn others of how dangerous the man was. Pullen's attorney says he suffered injuries because of the homeowner's negligence and failure to inform emergency workers of the man's potential for violence. Officials say this should not stop other people from calling 911 during emergencies. "Every day we have servant leaders who are responding to calls from the community. Continue to call us if you need the help, and we'll be there. And we'll be there to help," says Harris county Sheriff Adrian Garcia. Sheriff Garcia also says deputies are trained to expect dangerous circumstances when they arrive to the scene."