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Woman calls 911 on officers who stopped her vehicle, promptly gets taken to jail

Police say Kelci Newby called 911 after officers stopped the car in which she was traveling....
Police say Kelci Newby called 911 after officers stopped the car in which she was traveling. (Source: SCSO)
Updated: Jan. 9, 2019 at 5:15 PM CST
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MEMPHIS, TN (WMC) - A Memphis woman learned the hard way that calling 911 without an emergency doesn’t end well.

Police say Kelci Newby, 28, was a passenger in a white 2014 Nissan Altima that had a damaged right-side mirror hanging from the vehicle and extremely dark tinted windows.

Officers stopped the vehicle near Poplar and Tucker. When Newby asked why, they said the they had probable cause, according to the affidavit. Newby then called 911 while she was still seated in the vehicle.

The report says officers warned her not to make the call because it wasn’t an emergency, but dispatch quickly advised they had her on the line.

Police arrested Newby for making a 911 call in a non-emergency situation. The driver, 25-year-old Marchico Newby was taken into custody on unrelated charges.

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