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Orlando Refuses to Release Public Records About Massacre, Including 911 Calls

HeadlineJun 16, 2016

Meanwhile, government agencies are refusing to release public records about Sunday’s massacre in Orlando, Florida. Multiple media sources have reported shooter Omar Mateen called 911 during the time of the assault and declared his allegiance to ISIS, but the city of Orlando is refusing to release any 911 calls. Other agencies are refusing to release documents about Mateen’s security guard license and records from Mateen’s stint as a corrections officer. Barbara Petersen of the First Amendment Foundation said, “They are trying to control the stream of information. They are trying to control what people know.”

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