Jessica Thompson, a twenty-five-year-old mother of one son, and Tony Jordon, a 32-year-old father of six children, were killed by Adrian Houston at about 1:30 a.m. on July 9, 2014. According to a witness, police officers arrived two minutes later.
The police had been sent to another district about a block away and to an address that does not exist by 911 dispatcher Patricia Sticken. The six children of Jordon along with his parents and Thompson’s son have filed a wrongful death suit against the St. Louis Board of Police Commissioners, Mayor Francis Slay, and the police, according to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.
Thompson originally called 911 for help at her apartment in the 5800 block of Cabanne Avenue at 1 a.m. She was inside with another man when her boyfriend, Adrian Houston, began banging on the doors and windows. He got inside the apartment and began choking her. Jordon is a groundskeeper at the complex. He heard Thompson’s screams and went to help. This is when Jordon called 911.
Albert Watkins, an attorney for the family members filing the wrongful death suit, heard the audio and said, “(The dispatcher) was really, really in a disinterested fashion, cavalier. It was almost like she couldn’t be bothered.”
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