In recent years, there’s been a push for individuals to call 911 if they are in a situation with police that makes them uncomfortable – to get more eyeballs present on the situation. Clarksville Police Officer Joshua Billotte charged a man with making a “non-emergency” 911 call when he did just that, despite documenting the man was calling 911 “for help”. He jailed the man, who received no other charges, and a commissioner gave him a $1,000 bond.
A manager at the Madison Street Kroger called police for two “unwanted guests” according to court records. The manager believed the two individuals were “trying to steal” and wanted police to trespass them from the property. 23-year-old Marvin Summers was one of those individuals.
When arresting Officer Joshua Billotte arrived, Summers says he became uncomfortable with the situation and called 911 for “help” according to Billotte’s report. No shoplifting was confirmed, however, Officer Billotte charged Summers with “making a non-emergency 911 call”, despite him being uncomfortable with the situation with the officers that were already present. Summers is free on a $1,000 bond and is scheduled to appear in court in March.