911 dispatcher suspended over fatal drowning call

A dispatcher has been suspended for mishandling a 911 call from a drowning man in a sinking car.
Henry Laseke called police after driving into an Arlington Height pond in July. He died before rescuers could save him.
Dispatcher Dawn Brezwyn was suspended three days for failing to follow protocols.
Authorities say she didn’t tell him to try to get out of the car and didn’t use a computer program guide for such emergencies.
All dispatchers were ordered to review the protocols and take computer class.

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