Wash. city council agrees on jail time for 911 abuse

The Spokane, Wash., City Council has approved an ordinance that allows as long as three months in jail for anyone who calls 911 for non-emergencies. Officials say enforcement will occur only for chronic or extreme abuse of the 911 system and advise people to continue reporting suspicious activity or call if they are unsure whether emergency response is needed.

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