Gardaí used WhatsApp to discuss how to ‘circumvent’ emergency 999 calls
A senior officer is providing ‘crucial information’ to the Policing Authority about hundreds of thousands of cancelled 999 calls
Garda Commissioner Drew Harris. Picture by Liam McBurney
October 17 2021 02:30 AM
A garda whistleblower is providing investigators with key information around the cancelled 999 call controversy, the Sunday Independent can reveal.
A senior serving garda member has provided “integral intelligence” in relation to the matter, which is currently under investigation by the force and the Policing Authority.
It emerged on Friday that an additional 19,000 emergency calls to gardaí were potentially cancelled — without going through proper procedures and in spite of the ongoing public controversy surrounding the issue.