DC Cops Won't Release FRC 911 Tape
The Washington DC police are refusing to release the recording of the 911 call made during the shooting at the Family Research Council headquarters.
The Associated Press had requested a copy of the Aug. 15 recording under the District of Columbia’s open records law. But the department rejected that request, saying the call was part of an ongoing FBI investigation, that the caller was a witness in the investigation and that it would not be possible to edit the recording to redact sensitive portions of the call. “The release of the 911 tape and/or the identity and telephone number of the caller may interfere with any enforcement proceedings and may expose the caller and possibly other witnesses to harassment and intimidation,” according to a letter the department sent the AP.The above-linked story notes that 911 recordings are routinely released as a matter of public record in most but not all jurisdictions.