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Responder systems to be upgraded after trapped teen's death

By DAN SEWELL
Associated Press

CINCINNATI (AP) - Authorities in Cincinnati say system upgrades are underway in the aftermath of the failed response to a 16-year-old student who died trapped in a minivan parked near his school.

Acting City Manager Patrick Duhaney says the city will upgrade computer-assisted dispatch, police in-car mapping, and training for 911 call-takers, among other steps.

He and other city officials have responded Monday in a City Council committee hearing to questions raised by Kyle Plush's parents and council members. Ron Plush found his son dead nearly after six hours after the first of two 911 calls by Kyle on April 10.

The city's 911 center now has a civilian leader instead of a police captain.

A coroner says Kyle died of asphyxiation because his chest was being compressed.

Information from: WKRC-TV, http://www.wkrc.com

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