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Linda Anderson, an emergency communications technician, responds to a call at the Denver 911 dispatch center. Eli Imadali for NPR hide caption

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Many 911 call centers are understaffed, and the job has gotten harder

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Copies of the 911 calls placed by 11-year-old Aderrien Murry and his grandmother to the Indianola Police Department were released Friday. The calls raise questions about the May 20, 2023, incident and how the situation was handled by authorities. Here, an image from the body camera footage shows the moment Sgt. Greg Capers fired his weapon at Aderrien. Mississippi Bureau of Investigation hide caption

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Investigators search for evidence outside Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas, May 25, 2022, after an 18-year-old gunman killed 19 students and two teachers. Four months after the Robb Elementary School shooting, the Uvalde school district on Friday, Oct. 7 pulled its entire embattled campus police force off the job. Jae C. Hong/AP hide caption

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