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Lehigh County Officials Say Recordings Prove 911 Dispatchers Did Not Hang Up on Spanish-Speaking Caller in Fatal Fire

Oleg Magni

Lehigh County officials say recordings of 9-1-1 calls prove dispatchers did not hang up on a Spanish speaker who ultimately died in a house fire. But, WITF’s Anthony Orozco reports the county is not making those tapes public.

(Original air-date: 12/7/21)

Anthony Orozco is the Latino communities reporter for WITF. Anthony joined PA Post in May 2020 as a Report For America corps member and transitioned to WITF in August 2020. He has worked in central Pennsylvania as a journalist, poet and community organizer since graduating with a degree in journalism from the University of Cincinnati in 2012.