According to news site WPBF a dispatcher with the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office is facing disciplinary action after being observed playing a handheld video game on Oct. 21 while on duty. The report does indicate what games he was playing.
Communications Training Officer Charles M. Morris has received a formal written reprimand following a review of his pending calls that showed that several calls for service were holding with deputies available to take them.
In one such instance, a hit-and-run incident in Lake Park was held for 40 minutes before being dispatched, the report said.
Another call for service following a shooting was held for nine minutes before Morris dispatched a unit to respond.
This incident is the third documented time that the Morris had neglected his duties from Oct. 2014 to Oct. 2015, deputies said.
PBSO spokeswoman Teri Barbera said Morris has been demoted.
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