Council to discuss Kyle Plush investigation questions Tuesday

Published: May. 28, 2018 at 6:33 PM EDT|Updated: May. 29, 2018 at 5:32 AM EDT
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Kyle Plush's father and aunt attend the Law and Public Safety Committee meeting (FOX19 NOW)
Kyle Plush's father and aunt attend the Law and Public Safety Committee meeting (FOX19 NOW)

CINCINNATI, OH (FOX19) - City council members are hoping Tuesday's Law and Public Safety Committee meeting will answer the burning questions left unanswered in the investigation into why a teen died after calling 911 twice for help.

Plush, 16, died in his minivan in the Seven Hills School parking lot on April 10.

The results were revealed during a May 14 committee meeting that resulted in more questions than answers.

"We failed to get the outcome we wanted in this emergency response," said Mayor John Cranley at the start of the initial meeting to reveal and discuss the investigation results.

Throughout the meeting, Cincinnati Police Chief Eliot Isaac maintained policies and procedures were followed by Cincinnati 911 call takers the night Kyle tragically died.

Following the release of the investigation results, council members asked for:

  • An outside independent investigation of the Kyle Plush death case related to the 911 center
  • An ordinance be drafted to identify the best resources to pay for the investigation
  • Detailed answers to questions and concerns about the "hardware, software, and technology differences at the Cincinnati Emergency Communications Center and the mobile data computer software utilized in the police vehicles of the Cincinnati police department."

The Plush family also submitted questions they had about the investigation, including questions Kyle's dad Ron had about the phrasing, "perfect storm."

"One thing I've heard over the past month is that what happened to Kyle is the 'perfect storm.' So was this a perfect storm or a series of multiple failures?" said Plush. "Is it unpredictable that when someone needs help, they call 911? Kyle knew he was in trouble and didn't call his mom and dad. He knew he needed to call the one entity that could respond quickly and ultimately address the immediate crisis best. Was that unpredictable?"

Plush laid out several questions about his son's death, many of those relating to the GPS location 911 dispatchers received from Kyle's cell phone.

Councilwoman Amy Murray questioned police over the GPS coordinates. She wanted to know if the 911 call taker had them and  how the dispatcher knew where to send police.

Ahead of Tuesday's meeting, Councilman Jeff Pastor also submitted 18 questions. See the list of questions below:

Tuesday's meeting will be held at 9 a.m. at City Hall. Chief Isaac, along with police officials, and the Plush family are expected to attend.

See the Plush family's questions below:

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