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MURDERED: Deanna Cook

MURDERED: Deanna Cook

Update: 2023-10-0210


When 32-year-old Deanna Cook is found murdered in her home, her family automatically suspects her ex-husband. But despite a swift arrest, the investigation into her homicide reveals appalling gaps in the Dallas 911 system and the people who failed Deanna when she needed them most. 

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This really wasn't the officers fault. Calls for service get broadcasted to every officer on duty. After each call they go to, officers are required to complete their reports on what happened. So it's not that those officers did other things before going. It's that no other officer in that zone of the city was able to go before the two that did. If the dispatcher had flagged it as something more urgent, like assault in progress, I think an officer would have arrived much faster.

Oct 2nd
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Karen Weston

why are we blaming everyone else but the perpetrator?! perhaps the family should be held accountable for not dragging her ass out of the crap relationship, but jesus not the police or call handlers that are just working

Oct 2nd
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MURDERED: Deanna Cook

MURDERED: Deanna Cook