Court Admissibility of 911 Calls and Its Importance to Your PSAP
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Court Admissibility of 911 Calls and Its Importance to Your PSAP

In 2006, a landmark Supreme Court ruling opened the door to use certain 911 calls as evidence in court proceedings where the victim refuses to testify. The Sixth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution grants the accused the right to confront their accuser. Before this ruling, 911 calls would not be admitted into evidence when the caller refused, or could not be located, to testify because the accused could not cross-examine their accuser. The ruling declared…