Tuesday, July 27 2010 6:08 PM EDT2010-07-27 22:08:09 GMT
A missing persons report released Tuesday includes new details about the person who reported former Memphis Tiger basketball star Lorenzen Wright missing, as well as the two friends who saw him last.More >>
MEMPHIS, TN (WMC-TV) - Lorenzen Wright's family attorney, Gail Mathes, did not suggest a law was broken, but she definitely believes Germantown Police may have dropped a ball.
"Well, it's hard for me to imagine that a dispatcher would ignore a call where you hear shots fired," said Mathes.
A 911 call from Wright's cell phone was received the morning after the basketball star was last seen alive by his family.
"It's clear the 911 call was absolutely related to this situation," said Mathes.
According to published reports, the call included a male's voice uttering a curse word followed by nearly a dozen gunshots.
"And yet, that information was not conveyed obviously until very recently," said Mathes.
In fact, details of the call were not discussed with other agencies until Wednesday morning, nine days after the call was made last Monday morning and six days after Wright's family reported him missing to police in Collierville last Thursday.
The information soon led a Shelby County Sheriff's search crew to Wright's body in a wooded area near Hacks Cross and Winchester Roads.
"It put the family through a terrible ordeal," said Mathes.
Mathes said it may have also squandered a chance to identify possible suspects.
"There might have been an opportunity to capture them," said Mathes.
Germantown Police only said that an internal review is underway into how the 911 call was handled. Police are by no means admitting any mistake was made.
For information on Germantown's 911 policy, click here.
Friday, May 24 2013 12:22 PM EDT2013-05-24 16:22:29 GMT
James Hutto interrupted his own capital murder trial Tuesday morning, angry that judge Bill Gowan decided against the admissibility of certain evidence. "None of that matters? F***. I don't give a f***More >>
A capital murder case defendant, known for his abrasive outbursts and odd behavior in court, entered court Friday morning with a limp. James Hutto told Judge Bill Gowan that he needed to be excused for the day because the shackles on his legs had been irritating his skin. More >>
Friday, May 24 2013 12:56 PM EDT2013-05-24 16:56:47 GMT
Robert Nikita Shegog, a former Jackson police officer is facing federal bribery charges. Court documents show that Shegog is charged with demanding and accepting bribes valued at more th an $5,000 betweenMore >>
Robert Nikita Shegog, a former Jackson police officer, is facing federal bribery charges. Court documents show that Shegog is charged with demanding and accepting bribes valued at more than $5,000 between December 2009 and September 2010.More >>
Friday, May 24 2013 10:33 AM EDT2013-05-24 14:33:13 GMT
A battle of words from the attorneys representing Jackson Police Officer Terrance Crump and Shane Patrick. Crump's attorney Warren Martin says Patrick yelled racial slurs when walking out of the store.More >>
A battle of words from the attorneys representing Jackson Police Officer Terrance Crump and Shane Patrick has sparked after both parties claim they were the victim in a fight at an Edwards gas station. More >>
Thursday, May 23 2013 6:45 PM EDT2013-05-23 22:45:01 GMT
(WMC-TV) - A baby fights to survive at Le Bonheur Children's Hospital in critical condition after being hit by an SUV with his mother behind the wheel, according to police. An orange circle marks the pointMore >>
A baby fights to survive at Le Bonheur Children's Hospital in critical condition after being hit by an SUV with his mother behind the wheel, according to police.More >>
Friday, May 24 2013 11:44 AM EDT2013-05-24 15:44:25 GMT
TAMPA, FL (WTSP/CNN) – Authorities in Tampa, FL, made a startling discovery during a foreclosure eviction. Police found 66-year-old James Hopkins living on the property that belonged to someone else. TheyMore >>
Authorities in Tampa, FL, made a startling discovery during a foreclosure eviction.More >>
Thursday, May 23 2013 9:13 PM EDT2013-05-24 01:13:14 GMT
Two elementary school girls were allegedly sexually assaulted by another female student. One incident happening while the two girls were at school. Two mothers are now speaking out about their daughters.More >>
Two Jackson mothers are speaking out after they say their daughters were sexually assaulted by another female student. One of the incidents allegedly happened at school.More >>
A New Jersey company that operates 13 TGI Fridays restaurants accused of secretly replacing premium liquor with low-quality booze says it's shocked at the allegations.More >>
At one bar, a mixture that included rubbing alcohol and caramel coloring was sold as scotch. In another, premium liquor bottles were refilled with water - and apparently not even clean water at that.More >>
Thursday, May 23 2013 7:05 PM EDT2013-05-23 23:05:30 GMT
A Jackson Public School district principal has had her license suspended for one year. Dr. Lisa Andrus-Johnson is the principal at Watkins Elementary school.A spokesperson for the Mississippi DepartmentMore >>
A Jackson Public School district principal has had her license suspended for one year. Dr. Lisa Andrus-Johnson is the principal at Watkins Elementary school.More >>
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