What he 911 operator says, VS what you have to do.
Just thought of something I haven't seen discussed anywhere before.
I have heard of a few incidentís recently where the 911 op was giving the person on the phone bad advice. Most are pretty well trained but letís face it, you canít train for every eventuality. Having to get your information from some voice in a headset, isnít the fastest or surest way to judge a hostile situation either.
Here is the scenario. You are CCW, and the proverbial fecal matter impacts the self oscilating air relocating device. You dial 911, give a quick overview to the 911 operator. The operator advises, (or commands) you to do one thing, and you do what you think is right anyway. (After all you much better prepared than the average person in the same situation, not to mention you are on site, and can better understand the situation as it unfolds, and your life is the one on the line not Mr or Mrs 911 operatorís .)
Ok here is the question, even if things turn out well, how does this affect you legally, and with regards to civil liability?
I would advise against this Scott & Rocky
"I'll likely dial 911 and drop the phone to fight. They'll dispatch police immediately and they will keep the line open recording everything. Once the fight is over I will get back on the line to articulate the situation".
What you say, and they record, can and will be used against you etc., etc..
You are under no obligation to keep the line open or take their advice. I would state my name and address of where I am, I would state I need police and/or an ambulance then, depending on the situation, I may tell them I'm under attack, then hang up. If you use a land based phone they should automatically have your address, if a cell phone make sure you state it clearly as they will not be able to locate you without it. I may repeat the address twice. You do not want to give the authorities any opportunity to use what you say in a paniced state of mind against you.
It is sad that we have to think this way but the lawyers are ruining this country and that is the way it is.