A war of words erupted in the city’s 911 call center Saturday over allegations two operators made “anti-police” remarks after the assassinations of two cops, the Daily News has learned.
The fracas occurred when news broke that Rafael Ramos and Wenjian Liu had been shot execution-style by a deranged gunman, sources said.
The remarks were allegedly made by a couple of the 911 operators who handle NYPD calls — and two Fire Department dispatchers in earshot got heated in response, sources said.
The alleged comment that created the most friction was when one said the cops had “deserved it,” said a law enforcement source.
That started a shouting match with two FDNY dispatchers.
The comments made one of them “sick to his stomach” and he moved to another desk to avoid getting into a bigger fight, sources said.
The workers were in the 911 call center in Brooklyn’s MetroTech Center — but the spat was only between the FDNY and cop operators. None of the city’s EMS operators were involved, sources said.
The 911 cop operators are members of District Council 37’s Local 1549.
A DC 37 spokesman said the union hadn’t heard anything about a shouting match.
There was no record of any disciplinary action or official intervention, the spokesman noted.
“The 911 call operators are extremely dedicated to their jobs and do everything they can to protect and help police officers at all times,” the spokesman said.
“We are proud to wear the NYPD patch on our uniforms, and at this time, all our energy is going toward helping the families of the two officers who were tragically killed,” he added.
The NYPD did not immediately respond to a request for comment.
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