The pseudoscience spreading to police precincts around Illinois
A phenomenon known as 911 phone call analysis is being used by more and more police departments across the country, including in Illinois. It's a pseudoscience that claims that what someone says, how they sound and how they act during a 911 phone call, can determine if they are calling for help, or if they are trying to cover for a crime they have committed.
The 21st was joined by a ProPublica reporter who dug into the practice and its use in the Decatur case of a woman who allegedly killed her child.
A baby died in the night and his mom called for help. The words she chose next would come to haunt her for years. Our story on the junk science known as “911 call analysis” starts with the detective who listened on the other end.— Brett Murphy (@BrettMmurphy) November 20, 2022
My first for @ProPublica https://t.co/orcVKIVK0X
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