Suit filed over dispatch of police to wrong place
ST. LOUIS (AP) - A lawsuit claims the deaths of two people in St. Louis could have been prevented if police had not been dispatched to the wrong place.
An apartment resident, 25-year-old Jessica Thompson, and a 32-year-old groundskeeper, Tony Jordan, were shot to death on July 9. Thompson's boyfriend is charged in the killings, which allegedly happened during a domestic dispute.
The lawsuit filed this week by relatives of the victims seeks unspecified damages. It claims that Thompson called 911 about a half-hour before the shootings, but a dispatcher sent officers to the wrong address.
The suit names the police department, the dispatcher, police commissioners and Mayor Francis Slay. A police spokeswoman declined comment.