Portland police ignored dozens of 911 calls over the summer without an officer responding: Report

Police sergeants in Portland, Oregon, reportedly canceled out dozens of low-priority 911 calls over the summer without contacting the callers to notify them they would not be receiving a law enforcement response.

The city’s police bureau policy requires officers to make contact with those calling 911 and explain to them that officers would not be responding if that is the case, although dozens of closeouts without a call back occurred in July and August, according to the Oregonian/Oregon Live, which filed public records requests about the matter.

Supervisors at the Bureau of Emergency Communications said they were receiving complaints about the
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