Tucson 911 operator loses fight for job

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A long day of testimony finally came to an end Tuesday.  911 operator Michael Lafond was fighting to keep his job, but the Civil Service Commission says Lafond has to go.

Michael Lafond was reportedly fired for accessing private medical information in a June 1 911 call that ended with the death of a 10-year-old girl.

The commission says he had no right or authority to access the information.

Lafond says he should not be fired for blowing the whistle to expose a system that isn't working

The commission's decision came on the heels of a decision to hand operation of the 911 system to the Tucson Fire Department.

Tucson's new 911 system has been the center of controversy since dispatchers have come forward to claim persistent glitches are creating problems including dropped calls and delayed services.