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UPDATE: Wood Co. dispatcher learns punishment


WOOD COUNTY (WAOW)--A Wood County dispatcher learned his punishment today, after officials say he mishandled a 911 call last month. Police say they believe the 911 call could have led them to Greg Senn, who was later reported missing.

Dispatcher Brian Turner has been suspended from 30 days. The suspension started last week, when the 911 call was first brought to the attention of officials. 

"All aspects of the call and everything was involved in the investigation leading into the determination of the 30-day suspension," Wood County Dispatch Manager Kelly Zenz said.

Turner is set to return March 15, where officials say additional training will be waiting.

"Some kind of reaquaintence with technology and policies and procedure and things so the things that happened in this won't happen again," Zenz said.

That call came on the morning of Jan. 14. Officials say the dispatcher never forwarded the call to police and later that same day, Greg Senn was reported missing. Turner also resigned his part-time position with the Grand Rapids Police Department. 

"He didn't have any connection with the Senn case. He has not worked for us part-time during the period since he was reported missing until now," Grand Rapids Police Chief Dave Lewandowski said.

Newsline 9 attempted to reach Turner for comment, but were unsuccessful. But officials say this is the first time Turner had work related issues.

"He was a good officer. I didn't have any issues with him. He was there when I needed him," Lewandowski said.

Newsline 9 also tried to reach Greg Senn's family for their reaction on the suspension, but they did not return our calls. 

Police say they are still looking for Senn. They ask if you have any information to call the Grand Rapids Police Department: 715-424-1821

Online Reporter: Cassandra Vinch

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