News : Police Probe 10111 Call Centre Bribery
May 19, 2014 -- A criminal investigation is underway following allegations that call takers at the Port Elizabeth 10111 emergency call centre are accepting bribes to delay emergency alerts and putting lives in danger.
The investigation was launched after claims that operators were delaying the dispatching of police vehicles to crashes and other emergencies to allow private ambulance medics and tow truck drivers, who pay them off, to get a head start.
Speaking on SAFM AM Live, Eastern Cape police spokesperson, Brigadier Marinda Mills, says they have launched criminal and internal investigation into the matter.
She says the report that senior officials are not equipped to deal with this problem is not true and she doesn’t know where it comes from.
Posted by Veronica Silva Cusi, news correspondent
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Published: Wednesday, May 21, 2014