License of ex-dispatcher who hung up on 911 caller revoked

AP News
Posted: Aug 27, 2015 11:46 AM

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico health officials have revoked the license of a former 911 dispatcher who hung up on a teenager who was trying to help a 17-year-old shooting victim.

KOAT-TV reports ( Matthew Sanchez resigned from the department and his license was suspended after a recording of the call was made public.

The teen later died, and two men are facing charges in the shooting.

A Department of Health investigation led to Sanchez's license being revoked, preventing him from legally working as an emergency medical dispatcher.

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The Sanchez family did not comment. It's unclear whether Sanchez will appeal the decision.


Information from: Albuquerque Journal,