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Oxnard Police Release 911 Call

In a rare move, Oxnard Police released the 9-1-1 call made the night a man subdued by officers died.The call was made June 23rd by the brother of a friend of Robert Ramirez.The caller asks for an ambulance and says it appears Ramirez swallowed an eight ball of methamphetamine.He also says Ramirez was bouncing off the wall.The attorney for the family has filed a legal claim against the city of Oxnard and the Oxnard Police Department that opens the door to a lawsuit.Here is the transcript:Dispatcher: 9-1-1, this is Kala. Caller: Yeah, I need an, I need an ambulance. Uh my sister’s friend, uh, I think he, he O, O.D’d or something. Dispatcher: Okay, so what address are you at? Caller: Okay, okay, okay, okay, okay. It’s uh, I guess the guy got pulled over by the police and he panicked and he swallowed a eight ball of meth. Dispatcher: Okay…Caller: And she was like, this dude is like…..Dispatcher: …where’s he at? Caller: He, he’s in front of my mom’s house. Dispatcher: What, where is that, sir? Caller: **** South “L” Street. You got…Dispatcher: South “L” like Lincoln? Caller: Yeah, “L”. Dispatcher: Okay, is your phone number ***-****?Caller: Yeah, you guys got to get, send someone to him because I’ve never seen a person act this way. I mean, I, you know, he needs a, he needs (unintelligible) medical attention. Dispatcher: Hold on one second. Okay. Is he going to be cooperative with the fire department? Caller: You, you know what? I don’t know him. I don’t know. But I was, I’m just trying to do the right thing. Dispatcher: Okay, I’m going to, I’m going to get the fire department over there, but I just need to know if I need to send the police in first. Caller: Yeah, just, just send the police first. Dispatcher: Okay. Caller: (unintelligible). Dispatcher: Okay, we’re, well we’re sending both of them, but we’ll wait for the, the officers first. What’s his name? Caller: Robert. Dispatcher: Last name? Caller: I don’t know. I….Dispatcher: Is he white, black, or Hispanic? Caller: Hispanic. Dispatcher: How old is he, about? Caller: Maybe 25, 26. Dispatcher: Okay, what color shirt and pants is he wearing? Caller: He’s in shorts, and I think he’s ripped off his shirt. Believe me, when the cops get here, they’ll be able to see him. Dispatcher: Okay. Is he laying in the front yard? Caller: No, it’s, it’s, he can’t lay down because he’s actual….it, it must be the meth. Because he’s just like bouncing off the walls. Dispatcher: Okay. Caller: But right now, I’m just, you know, I’m just having my sister kind of keep an eye on him do he doesn’t run. Dispatcher: Yeah. Do me a favor and just keep everybody away from him. Is he super agitated right now at all? Caller: Yeah, it looks like he’s having a, like a, like a fit. Dispatcher: Okay. Caller: Almost, almost, almost borderline seizure. Dispatcher: Okay. They’re on their way right now. Um do, do me a favor. Just keep everybody inside, and I’ll get somebody over there to help you guys out, okay? Caller: All right, (unintelligible). Dispatcher: All right. Thank you, sir. Bye, bye. Caller: Bye. Share your comments about this story with us on the KEY News Facebook page. Connect with KEY News on Twitter

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