An Amazon Alexa device attained headlines the coming week after it was reported that the device called 911 during a domestic dispute in New Mexico. But Amazon is disputing that claim.
Local law enforcement officials in New Mexico said the Alexas ability to contact authorities definitely helped save a mother and her child from a very violent situation.
The Alexa allegedly called emergency officials during a domestic disagreement at a mansion in Tijeras.
During the dispute, Eduardo Barros, who is accused of threatening to kill his girlfriend, asked, Did you call the sheriff? according to FOX 8 Cleveland.
The complaint claimed the Amazon Alexa device overheard this statement, and apparently called 911 all on its own.
But Amazon says thats not possible.
Alexa calling and messaging does not support 911 bellows, Amazon told Fox News via email.
The Amazon Alexa, or Echo, can make calls only if the user syncs their contacts with the Alexa App, according to the online shopping giants website.
After allegedly getting situations of emergency bellow from the device, authorities contacted the victims cell phone. Barros insured the caller ID and threw( the main victims) to the floor. Barros then kicked her while on the ground at least 10 days in the face and stomach, FOX 8 reported of the criminal complaint.
FOX 8 said its not clear how the 911 operators knew to respond to the victim via her cell phone.
This incident isnt the first time an Amazon Alexa has been involved with the law.
Police in Arkansas wanted access to an Alexas recordings to use as possible evidence in a assassination occurrence from November 2015. Amazon initially refused to comply with the police warrants, but eventually agreed to release recordings from the device.
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