States eye ban on public release of 911 calls

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    States eye ban on release of 911 calls - Life- msnbc.com

    If police records (or most, from my understanding) are a matter of public record, why should 911 calls be any different?

    Maybe they should be withheld before a trial, according to the police chief's discretion?
     
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    i never understood why they are public in the first place... can anyone shed some light on this?
     
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    I would imagine that one would want court/police records to be publicly accessible so that the police and courts can be monitored and scrutinized if needed.
     

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