Police looking into handling of Enfield 911 call


ENFIELD, Conn. (WTNH) — Enfield police have launched an internal review into the handling of a 911 call in which a son pleads with a dispatcher to send someone to his father’s Magnolia Drive home.

“I just want to make sure everything is alright at the house,” John Dewees’s son could be heard in the emergency recording (audio included in video above). “He is an alcoholic, he is into drugs.”

The dispatcher responds: “Well, you are not saying anything, you are just asking.”

John Dewees, 49, is now charged with first-degree manslaughter for the death of his wife, Anja Dewees.

Police say the dispatcher is a 25-year veteran with a clean record. And they add that the arrest was made in a timely manner.

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