This situation happened in California,even tho it was almost 20 years ago IMHO the dispatcher gave out bad advice and if that woman had been killed I would hope there would be a lawsuit,as it was she survived thanks to LEO's finally getting there,but If It was my Sister,GF,Wife,Mother I would have ripped the Dispatcher a new one.
I almost started throwing things at the TV! "Put the gun down"!?! Then "Push it away from you"!?!" If the cops had shown up a few moments later than they did, you could have had a dead woman and child. She is told to abandon the only real practical tool left for her to defend herself and her child.