There was Dane county's version of what happened to a 911 call from Brittany Zimmerman 's cell phone, and there's what the city has to say. Madison police chief Noble Wray says there is evidence contained in the call that should have resulted in a police officer being dispatched. He doesn't get into specifics to the calls contents. However, Dane County executive Kathleen Falk doesn't seem to think dispatching police is protocol for cell phone disconnects. The county, says Falk, can "change 911 policy as soon as local law enforcement tells us that they want us to dispatch to any hang up or so called noncompleted 911 call. That is their determination, and we will honor whatever it is that they determine they want 911 operators to do."
Wray disputes that. "If anyone is to interpret, or talk about our policy, it is up to me," said Wray. "I'm not completely sure why Kathleen Falk decided to discuss that. But this is the policy, and it has been the policy for some time." When asked if police were notified right away about the call, whether the case would have a different outcome, Wray says he has to wait results from a review being done by 911 communications. Madison police, not 911 the communications center, discovered the call after reviewing tapes.