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DeLong v. Erie County
Citation:455 N.Y.S.2d 887 (N.Y. Sup. Ct. 1982)
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Amalia DeLong, who lived at 319 Victoria Boulevard in the Village of Kenmore, dialed 911 when she saw a burglar trying to break into her house. During the call, she stated her address, but the operator did not verify what she said, did not ask her name, and wrote down the wrong address. The police responded to this incorrect address and during that delay, DeLong was attacked, stabbed, and killed by the burglar. DeLong’s husband (plaintiff) sued Erie County and the city of Buffalo (defendants).
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