Gerardo Silva Jr.'s 911 Call: "I'm a Councilman!"
|Gerardo Silva Jr.|
At one point, Silva tells the operator: "You don't understand -- I am a councilman for the Town of Medley!" In fact, Silva repeated he was an elected official three times in his attempt to get a cop to address his nonemergency.
Silva didn't respond to two messages left on his cell phone's voicemail seeking comment. But Miami-Dade ethics laws prohibit elected officials from using their position to get favorable treatment. During the call, Silva complains to the operator that his attempts to get the Medley Police Department to address his problem were being ignored, which is why he was calling the county.
"They are not responding," he says. "I called them like an hour ago."
After the dispatcher informs Silva that the county has no jurisdiction in Medley and that it usually takes up to an hour for police to respond to a noise complaint, the councilman insists on speaking to a supervisor. Eventually, the 911 operator contacts the dispatcher at the Medley Police Department on Silva's behalf. The dispatcher at the small police force asserts that officers had already responded to Silva's complaint.
You can listen to the call below:
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