Q. What has happened to the 911 operator who was fired after sending the 911 response to the wrong address? She had applied for reinstatement.
— Linn Matthews, Atlanta
A. The Fulton County Personnel Board, which heard Gina Conteh's case in March, affirmed in April the 911 center director's decision to fire Conteh. County officials said she misdirected EMS units in August 2008 to a southwest Atlanta address, a delay that could have contributed to the death of Darlene Dukes, who lived in Johns Creek. The board's decision was appealed to the Fulton County Superior Court, which has affirmed it, said Conteh's lawyer, Rory Starkey. He plans to file an appeal with the Georgia Court of Appeals after receiving a signed order from the superior court, which he expects next week. Conteh has taken a job on the housekeeping staff at a hospital, Starkey said.
Q. Was the man who disappeared after leaving Wild Bill's in Gwinnett (in November 2007) ever found?
— Ray Means, Suwanee
A. Justin Gaines, a student at Gainesville College's Oconee County campus, has not been found. The case was turned over to a cold case detective in July, said Gwinnett County Police Spokesman Cpl. David Schiralli. Anyone with information can call Gwinnett County Police at 770-513-5300.
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