City of Sanford Removes 911 Calls and Police Report From Website
For weeks, the City of Sanford has maintained a page on their website dedicated to the Trayvon Martin shooting. It included the 911 calls of George Zimmerman and the neighbors who called 911 to report the shooting. It also included the video of Zimmerman arriving at police station from several camera angles, a written description of his earlier 911 calls and police reports of earlier burglaries in the neighborhood.
No more. Those are gone from the city's page, with this statement:
The office of the State Attorney, 4th Judicial Circuit, State Attorney Angela Corey has requested that the City of Sanford remove all reports, videos and audio pertaining to the Martin/Zimmerman case from the website. Their office has provided legal justification for the action and they believe further access to the information will have an adverse effect on their efforts to come to a resolution to this investigation.
The calls are all over You Tube and other media websites. [More...]
The Seminole County Sheriff's Office website still has the audio of Zimmerman's earlier 911 calls on its website under the "media login" link on its media page. They were released pursuant to an FOIA request.
Our agency released six calls that George Zimmerman made between August 3, 2011 to February 2, 2012. Any audio recordings of calls made prior to August 2011 are no longer available due to server retention space. The released calls were made on a non-emergency line and therefore did not require any redaction under Florida Public Records law.
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