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An appalling piece of audio between a 911 operator and Richard Sherman’s wife was released to KIRO 7 in Washington.
The clip contained audio from the scene as Ashley Moss (Sherman wife’s) tried to settle down a reportedly “suicidal” and under the influence Sherman, who was later arrested on charges of “burglary domestic violence and malicious mischief.”
The former San Francisco 49ers CB was booked at 6:08 a.m. Wednesday at the Seattle Correctional Facility, according to OutKick’s Bobby Burack.
The call lasted over two minutes and shows Moss desperately demanding police attention as the operator casually attempts to talk her way through a scene that was much more volatile than the responder seems to understand.
As Sherman attempted to leave his in-laws’ residence and threatened to break down property in order to evade the scene using his 2016 Mercedes-Benz SUV, Moss repeatedly begged the operator to call for police attention to assist with the distraught Sherman.
The operator continued to interrupt Moss, also displaying no urgency in the matter.
“Listen to me, will you just let me finish?” asked the operator, after repeatedly shouting at Moss to stop talking.
“I need officers here, now!” pleaded Moss, audibly switching between calming down Sherman and the ongoing call.
Nearly a minute into the call, Moss accused Sherman of having gotten physical with a relative and demanded a police unit be sent to pacify the situation.
Continuing to miss the point, the 911 operator imprudently responded, “Trying to fight somebody and actually being ‘physical’ are two different things, how has it been physical?”
After Richard Sherman attempted to forcefully leave the premises, Moss cried out to the operator, “Ma’am, this is a f—king emergency, I need officers here now.”
“Listen to me! I’m handling this,” responded the operator.
The scene ended with Sherman’s arrest and a minor laceration to the ankle from the K-9 unit. Now, the operator’s heedless response to Moss calls the efficiency of response systems into question, especially without the immediate attention of police officers, as well as the importance of the operator role in addressing hostile situations.
After getting booked Wednesday morning, Richard Sherman was denied bail.