Game Under Investigation After Tweeting L.A. Sheriff's Phone Number
Game is up to more trouble. The “Red Nation” rapper had Compton sheriff’s phone lines ringing off the hook after giving out the station’s number on Twitter.
It all started when Game offered his 580,000 Twitter followers an internship at his label Black Wall Street, prompting them to call the provided number to apply. But instead of hearing a BWS representative on the other end, callers were directed to the Compton police department.
The L.A. Sheriff’s Department opened a criminal investigation following the chaos-causing tweet, reports the Los Angeles Times. As a result, hundreds of callers bombarded the emergency phone system, delaying service.
“This was beyond irresponsible,” said Sheriff’s Capt. Mike Parker. “The deputies’ ability to answer the phones and dispatch personnel to help these people in danger was significantly impeded.”
Extra deputies were needed to handle the high amount of calls. It was unknown how many legitimate emergency calls did not get through because all lines were engaged for over two hours.
“Yall can track a tweet down but cant solve murders ! Dat was an accident but maybe now yall can actually do yall job !!!! #iSpeak4ThePeople,” tweeted Game after Parker asked him to remove the tweet.
Investigators are compiling a criminal complaint and will pass their findings to the Los Angeles County district attorney’s office for criminal filing. “Each phone call made does open the possibility for an additional charge,” added Parker.