Official Statement, relating to Glenridge Community Pool Disturbance,on 07-04-2018
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Statement on 3300 block of Tallison Drive, date of occurrence 07-04-2018
Based on the incident at the Glenridge Community Swimming Pool located in the 3300 block of Tallison Drive, the Winston-Salem Police Department (WSPD) has received multiple national and international media requests for both an official statement and for release of the telephone call from the reporting person to the WSPD Communications Center. The below information is the official statement from WSPD Chief of Police Catrina A. Thompson. The file attachments contain the audio and computer-aided dispatch files of the call to the WSPD Communications Center, and the publicly accessible Incident Report. Certain information in these materials has been redacted as required by the North Carolina Public Records law, found in North Carolina General Statute 132-1.4.
THE POLICE REPORTS
Statement of WSPD Chief of Police Catrina A. Thompson:
On July 4, 2018 at 1:21 PM, Winston-Salem Police Department Officers responded to a “Disturbance” call for service in the 3300 block of Tallison Drive at the Glenridge Comhttp://bobbertingrealtimeblog.blogspot.com/2010/10/third-call-of-3-call-selling-syatem.htmlmunity Swimming Pool. The caller identified himself as Adam Bloom and that he was the “Chairman of the Pool.” Upon arrival WSPD Officers spoke with both Mr. Bloom and with Ms. Jasmine Abhulimen (identified on Facebook posting as Jasmine Edwards) to determine the cause of the “disturbance”. Our WSPD Officers maintained neutrality and listened to Mr. Bloom who was concerned that Ms. Abhulimen was utilizing the neighborhood pool without having authority to do so. Our Officers also listened to Ms. Abhulimen to understand her concerns with Mr. Bloom. Officers determined that Ms. Abhulimen had a pool access card which did in fact provide her proper access to the swimming pool. Our Officers determined that no crime had been committed during this incident.
Our WSPD Officers are trained and expected to respond to calls for service to make sure everyone involved is safe, and to de-escalate situations without any bias toward any of the participants. In this case Officers Lazusky and McKaughan both resolved the issue without escalating the situation either between the participants, or between either of the participants and our Officers. This type of performance occurred as expected and was based on the Officers overall training and experience as professional law enforcement officers. Under my command the women and men of the Winston-Salem Police Department consistently attempt to resolve incidents while maintaining respect for all persons involved.