Posted on September 8, 2021

New Orleans 911 Operator Facing Arrest for Allegedly Disconnecting Calls Deliberately

Ramon Antonio Vargas,, September 2, 2021

A New Orleans 911 operator deliberately disconnected emergency calls without obtaining necessary information or relaying the callers’ emergencies to other dispatchers, and she is now facing arrest, according to authorities.

Precious Stephens, 25, is wanted on a count of malfeasance in office, and she remained at large Thursday, police said. She has been fired from her job as a 911 operator {snip}

Precious Stephens

Precious Stephens

{snip} On Aug. 24, the district reported to police that Stephens had deliberately disconnected 911 calls without obtaining vital information or informing other dispatchers about the callers who were in need of help.

The district conducted an investigation into the quality of a random set of calls when they detected the problems with Stephens during her shifts Aug. 20 and Aug. 21 {snip}