Despite what search warrants say to the contrary, the interim director of Dane County's 911 center says a dispatcher did not hear a scream on the call placed by Brittany Zimmerman before the UW student was stabbed to death. At the same time, Kathy Kruseic (PDF) says there was nothing like a distraction or overwork that would have kept the dispatcher from sending help . Krusiec says disciplinary proceedings associated with the dispatcher should be finished this month. The dispatcher left the 911 center a few weeks following Zimmerman's murder in April.
Madison police issued their own statement about the Zimmerman warrants on Tuesday. Spokesman Joel Despain says it was an oversight by the department that the warrants didn't remain sealed. He adds that while the information contained in the warrants is traumatic, much of it is dated, and the investigation has proceeded since the warrants were filed. Despain adds that it's important for the public not to lose sight of the loss of Zimmerman. The reward fund for the arrest and conviction of Zimmerman's killer stands at 14,000 dollars.