Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Florida Bill prohibits release of 911 calls

"John Hoblick was out of town when his 16-year-old son died after a night of drinking and illegal prescription drugs. The next day, he heard the 911 call on Orlando-area TV news. ``It caused a lot of anguish,'' he said. ``There's no reason to exploit someone that way.''

"A House committee Wednesday is expected to consider the controversial legislation, which would exempt 911 calls from public record but make transcripts available after a 60-day wait and a charge. And with a narrow vote expected, Cretul has employed a little-used rule adding his top lieutenant to the committee to help guarantee passage."

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