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Woman pleads for life on 911 call, police come 50 minutes later

Rock Center

The family of Dallas woman Deanna Cook is outraged it took police almost one hour to respond to her call for help, while she was being allegedly attacked by her ex-husband while on the phone with 911.

Cook's family discovered her body two days later.  The family says her death exposes a larger problem – a broken emergency response system that fails to take domestic violence seriously, especially in minority neighborhoods.  


Click here to visit Deanna's Voice, the non-profit organization started by the Cook family to raise awareness about domestic violence.

Click here to visit the National Domestic Violence Hotline or call 1−800−799−SAFE(7233)

Click here to learn more about The Family Place, a Dallas based organization working to prevent family violence.

Click here to learn more about the Domestic Peace App created by Tonyita and Eric Hopkins.

Editor's Note: Kate Snow's full report airs Friday, May 17 at 10pm/9CDT on NBC's Rock Center with Brian Williams.