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Oregon police officer on paid leave after drunk-dialing 911

PORTLAND,
07-18-2007
An Oregon police officer is in trouble after drunk-dialing 911.

Just before midnight on June 13 the non-emergency call came into dispatch.

It was a Hood River police officer, but he wasn't in trouble, in fact, he was not even on duty.

Officer Erin Mason later admitted to the dispatcher, a friend, he's drunk.

The officer railed on his work conditions, complained about co-workers, and even tried to get background information about a woman in Hood River.

For 25 minutes, the two continued to chat on the non-emergency line.

During the conversation the off-duty officer complained about his job, refers to gays in a hateful way and requests restricted information about a woman he wanted to contact.

Officer Mason is now on paid leave and isn't talking to reporters.

The emergency dispatcher involved in the conversation is also being disciplined.

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Added: Jul-19-2007 
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