DETROIT (AP) — After hearing arguments, the Michigan Supreme Court won't intervene in a lawsuit that blames two 911 operators for the death of a Detroit woman.
The court in a brief order Thursday says a decision by the state appeals court will stand. It means a lawsuit can go forward in Wayne County court.
In 2006, a 5-year-old boy called 911, saying his mother had collapsed. The operator thought it was a prank. Another operator sent police three hours later but also scolded young Robert Turner.
The boy's mother, Sherrill Turner, died from a heart ailment. The operators had claimed they were immune to lawsuits.