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Fort Bend County residents hold press conference to end all 911 calls being routed to one place

By: Paige Hubbard 

Community activist, elected officials, and residents of Fort Bend County held a press conference after a memo was released that Sheriff Troy Nehls has been re-routing all 911 calls to himself only.

They believe an independent dispatch is a solution for the problem, so all 911 calls can go to the nearest officer.

They titled the event “don’t play politics with the safety of our community.”

Concerned citizens held signs that read “arrogance is not safety” as they believe public safety should be the main priority.

People who live in that community believe the current system in place serves as a huge safety concern. They feel with all the calls being routed to one place, will potentially back up the call queue and create longer wait times for a police officer to be dispatched in life threating situations.

They then went to Fort Bend County Judge KP George to share their concerns.

Judge George says he is aware of the current situation and the concerns of his constitutes and they have not fallen upon death ears.

This is a devolving story.

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